Harris Schrank Fine Prints

Jan Matulka

(American/Czech, 1890–1972)

four nudes in a landscape by jan matulka

Jan Matulka

Four Nudes in a Landscape

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three-quarter view of nude bathing seated near lamp by jan matulka

Jan Matulka

Three-Quarter View of Nude Bathing Seated Near Lamp, 1925

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Biography

Timeline

1890
Born: Vlachovo Brezi, Bohemia (Prague, Czechoslovakia)
1906
Moved to Bronx, New York City, NY
1911 - 1916
Attended the National Academy of Design, New York City, NY
1917
Joseph Pulitzer National Traveling Scholarship (studied Pueblo tribes in the American Southwest)
1918
Married Ludmila "Lída" Jiroušková
1919
Continued studies, Paris, France
Illustrated Czechoslovak Fairy Tales with writer Parker Fillmore and published by Hippocrene Books
1920
Illustrated The Shoemaker's Apron with writer Parker Fillmore and published by Harcourt Brace & Company
1927
Scholarship, National Academy, New York City, NY
1928
Started meeting with the Society of Independent Artists

Exhibitions

2009
Jersey City Museum, Jersey City, NJ (group)
2007 - 2008
Lowe Art Museum, Coral Gables, Florida, FL (group)
2007
Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, Arkansas, AK
2006
Avampato Discovery Museum, Charleston, West Virginia, WV
Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, Ohio, OH
Cape Ann Historical Museum, Gloucester, Massachusetts, MA
2005
Greenville County Museum of Art, Greenville, South Carolina, SC
Lowe Art Museum, Coral Gables, Florida, FL
Thomas McCormick Gallery, Chicago, IL
Georgia Museum of Art, Athens, Georgia, GA
2004 - 2005
Montclair Art Museum Retrospective, Montclair, NJ (traveled to: Greenville County Museum of Art, Greenville, SC; Lowe Art Museum, Coral Gables, FL; Georgia Museum of Art, Athens, GA; Avampato Discovery Museum, Charleston, WV; Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH)
2002
National Academy of Design, New York City (group)
1999
Richard York Gallery, New York City, NY
1995
Thomas McCormick Gallery, Chicago, IL (solo)
1992
James Graham & Sons, New York City, NY (group)

Public Collections

Cheekwood Museum of Art & Botanical Garden, Nashville, TN
Snite Museum of Art, University Of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
The Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AR
The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens, Jacksonville, FL
The Saint Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, MO
The University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor, MI
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC

Literature

2004
Whitney Rugg, Patterson Sims, The Global Modernist: A touring exhibition organized with the estate of Jan Matulka and the Montclair Art Museum. Chicago : Stella Bea Production, 2004.
1980
Clark, Carroll S. , and Heskett, Louise, Jan Matulka 1890-1972, Published for the National Collection of Fine Arts and the Whitney Museum of American Art. Smithsonian Institution Press, 1980.
1944
Lowenbach, Jan V., and Isaac Kloomok. Matulka. New York : A.C.A. Gallery, 1944.
1920
Fillmore, Parker; Jan Matulka. The Shoemaker's Apron: A Second Book Of Czechoslovak Fairy Tales And Folk Tales. Harcourt Brace & Company, 1920
1919
Fillmore, Parker; Jan Matulka. Czechoslovak fairy tales, retold by Parker Fillmore; with illustrations and decorations by Jan Matulka. W. Collins, Sons & Co, 1919