Jindřich Štyrský

Štyrský in 1930 Jindřich Štyrský (11 August 1899, Čermná u Kyšperka – 21 March 1942, Prague) was a Czech Surrealist painter, poet, editor, photographer, and graphic artist.

His outstanding and varied oeuvre included numerous book covers and illustrations. He also wrote studies of both Arthur Rimbaud and Marquis de Sade. Along with his artistic partner Toyen (Marie Čermínová), he became a member of ''Devětsil'' in 1923, participating in their group exhibitions. He and Toyen also exhibited in Paris in the late 1920s, where they founded their own movement, Artificialism. Between 1928 and 1929 he was designer for the group's drama wing, the ''Osvobozené divadlo'', where he collaborated with Vítězslav Nezval and others. Štyrský was also an active editor. In addition to his ''Edition 69'' series, he edited the ''Erotická revue'', which he launched in 1930, and ''Odeon'', where many of his shorter texts appeared. He was a founding member of The Surrealist Group of Czechoslovakia. Provided by Wikipedia
by Srp, Karel, 1958-
Published 2001