Silvan Faessler Fine Art

Jan Saudek

(Czech, b. 1935)

mizerné vino (bad wine) by jan saudek

Jan Saudek

Mizerné Vino (Bad Wine), 1980–1989

nude with gorilla mask by jan saudek

Jan Saudek

Nude with Gorilla Mask, 1983

Biography

Timeline

1935
Born in Prague 13.5.1935
1950
Gets his first camera KODAK BABY Brownie - first photographic attempts
1952
Apprenticed to a photographer, he worked as a printing shop worker until 1983
1963
Influenced by the catalogue of the magnificent fotographic exhibition "Family of Man" (Edward Steichen)
1972
Finds his typical WALL composition, which became a sort of projection screen for his figural scenes.
1983
Works as a free-lance photographer - devotes himself fully to his own work
1990
Awarded the French title of "Le Chevalier des Arts and Letters" (Knight of Art and Literature),
2009
Now known as the Czech Republic's most famous photographer as well as one of the most popular photographers in the world.

Exhibitions

2009
Galerie VELVET KELLY, Zilina
2008
Galerie VELVET, Bojnice (SK)
Royal Palace (spolu s J.P.Witkinem), Milano (IT)
2007
Galerie Jana Saudka, Praha (CZ)
2006
Mezina¡rodna­ fotobienaale, 6. rocnik, Moskva (RU)
2005
Dum U bileho jednorozce, Praha (CZ)
2004
Krisal Gallery, Geneve (Swiss)
2001
Comenius Museum, Naarden (NL)
2000
Carousel de Louvre, Art Paris, Galerie Mennour, Paris (F)
1999
Paris Foto, Galerie Mennour, Paris (F)
VB Photographic Centre, Kuopio (Fin)
1998
Bergamot Station Art Center BGH Gallery, Santa Monica (USA)
Obecni dum, Praha (CZ)
The Museum of Photography, Tel-Hai (Israel)