Purkyne, Karel

PAINTER, CRITIC (CZECHIA)
BORN 11 Mar 1834, Breslau (now: Wroclaw) - DIED 5 Apr 1868, Praha
GRAVE LOCATION Praha: Vysehrad Cemetery (1A-28 (355))

Son of the famous physiologist Jan Evangelista Purkyne. He started his art studies in Prague under Christian Ruben and continied his studies in Munich (1854-1855), in Paris (1855), where he studied under Thomas Couture and in Vienna, where Carl Rahl was his teacher.

He created still lifes and portraits, mostly portraying his friends and members of his family. His work had hardly been noticed when he died in 1868, aged only 34. Towards the end of the century, however, it was rediscovered and now his paintings are at the Nationaly Gallery in Prague.

Work: "Kovar Jech" (1860).

Related persons
• was pupil to Couture, Thomas
• was pupil to Rahl, Carl Heinrich

Sources
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• Nechvatal, Borivoy, Vyehradský Hrbitov, Narotni kulturni pamatka, Praha, 1991

Images

The grave of Karel Purkyne at Vysehrad Cemetery, Prague.
Picture by Androom (16 Aug 2000)

 

The grave of Karel Purkyne at Vysehrad Cemetery, Prague.
Picture by Androom (16 Aug 2000)

 


Pusinelli, Anton

Published: 13 Apr 2009
Last update: 29 Nov 2009