"Riko Emerich Mikeska (czech, 1903 -1983 United States), Co-founder Of Prague Secession Union"Avantgard's painting was executed in the late 1920s-early 1930s by the Czech painter Riko Emerich Mikeska (1903 Vitkovitz / Moravia-1983 USA). The artist was co-grounder of the artist Union Praque Seccesion from 1929 to 1937. Painter of figures, landscapes and still lifes in Praque. Studied in Vienna, Berlin (by E. Orlik) and Paris, where also exhibited. From 1933 lived in Praque, where exhibited at the exhibitions of "Praque Seccesion". In 1928 was exhibited in Brno with still lifes. The artist is caught in the Nazi net by his marriage to a Czech Jewish woman. The story follows their double exiles, first to the war-time of England, then to the United States, where they rejoice and despair of re-establishing Riko as a first-class artist in the radically changing decades of culture from the 1950s to the 1980s. In 2017, a souvenir book on the artist was published in the United States ("Riko: Seductions of a Artist" by Denise B. Dailey).
Literature: "Czech Artist's Lexicon" by Dr. Prokop. Toman, Praque, 1950; "Artist's Riko-Seductions" by Denise B. Daily, New York, 2017; online article at Wikipedia: Prager Secession ".
Inscription: signed lower right
Technique: oil on canvas. Original period frame.
Dimensions: without frame 67 x 90.5 cm, framed 78, 5 x 102, 5 cm.
Condition: in very good condition.