(5 March 1851 – 15 April 1901)
was a Czech academic painter.
Since 1868 he studied at the
Academy of Arts in Prague, Dresden, and Munich. In 1879 he went on
study journey to the Netherlands.
He married a daughter of a wealthy
art dealer in Paris, who helped him achieve success in French high
society. He divided his time between Prague, where he taught at the
Academy since 1893, and Paris. In 1896 he was elected as a foreign
member and the successor of John Millais in the French Académie des
beaux-arts. He died suddenly of cardiac failure and is buried at the
Cimetière de Montmartre.
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