Jindřich Heisler | artworks

Czech artist and writer Jindřich Heisler is one of the great lost Surrealists. Living underground in Prague through much of World War Two, it was only in the late 1940s that he made contact with André Breton and his associates, expanding his artistic methods to include assemblage while also working on numerous literary projects. Heisler died in 1953 at the age of 38. Astonishingly – given the quality of his work – it was only earlier this year that the first solo retrospective of his works was staged. The examples shown here cover the period 1935 to 1950.

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10 comments

  1. Wonderful surrealist imagery, thanks so much for sharing, Best Wishes, Paul Biddle

  2. Jay

    There was a film made about Heisler’s years during WWII living in Toyen’s bathroom. Heisler was the model of sorts for this painting by Toyen : http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3536/3209931486_ee711aac4d_z.jpg

    Love that photo technique of his.

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