Alexander Brandeis and Adolf Wiesner – Patron of Arts and his Son-in-Law

Catalogue for the exhibition of the same name at the Jewish Museum's Robert Guttmann Gallery. Alexander Brandeis (1848-1901) was a patron of the arts and a friend of the leading Czech artists of the National Theatre generation – M. Aleš, F. Ženíšek, V. Brožík, T. Tulka, A. Chittussi, J. Schikaneder, the sculptor J. V. Myslbek, the poets J. Vrchlický and J. Zayer and many others. His son-in-law was the artist Adolf Wiesner (1871-1942), one of the founding members of the Mánes Association of Fine Artists and of Free Directions, the journal of Czech Modernism. He painted figurative compositions, portraits, melancholic landscapes and decorative artworks. Between 1900 and 1910 he was mostly in Paris, where he met Alfons Mucha and other Czech artists. His last exhibition was in Prague, 1936. After the Nazi Occupation of in March 1939, Adolf Wiesner was deported to the Terezín ghetto where he died on 10 October 1942. The Jewish Museum's exhibition was the first to show his work after almost 70 years.

Jewish Museum in Prague, 2004
Arno Pařík
ISBN 80-85608-92-8
paperback book, 119 pp., 21 x 22 cm, Czech

Price: 2,61 €
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