Kosárek, Adolf

BORN 6 Jan 1830, Héralec, Bohemia - DIED 30 Oct 1859, Praha
CAUSE OF DEATH tuberculosis
GRAVE LOCATION Praha: Malostransky Cemetery, Plzenska Street

Adolf Kosárek was the son of servants who worked for the Trauttmannsdorff family. He had an early interest in art but his father wanted him to become a civil servant. He worked as a clerk from 1847 onwards, but he secretly went out in the fields to draw. After his drawings were noticed by Friedrich Prinz zu Schwarzenberg (1809-1885) the latter enabled him to enter the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague. There he studied under Max Haushofer (1811-1866). By 1853 he was exhibiting.

The proceedings of his landscapes enabled him to travel to the Bavarian Alps and in 1856 he visited Rügen. After he settle in the Malá Strana district of Prague he married the the seamstress Frantiska, a daughter of his landlady. HE suffered from tuberculosis and she had nursed him before he asked her to marry her. But soon after the birth of their first child he died in 1859 in Prague.


The grave of Adolf Kosárek at the Malostransky cemetery, Prague.
Picture by Androom (11 Aug 2019)


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Published: 21 Mar 2021
Last update: 21 Mar 2021