Exhibition catalogue with original, signed print by Svolinský

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SVOLINKSÝ, Karel; KVĚT, Jan: [Catalogue of the 31st exhibition of Gallery Jos. R. Vilímek, Prague, featuring works by Karel Svolinský, May 5th to May 30th 1944. Preface by Jan Květ.] With an original print by Svolinský, signed with pencil by the artist, as well as 4 text illustrations. Prague: 1944

SVOLINKSÝ, Karel; KVĚT, Jan: 31. Ausstellung Galerie Jos. R. Vilímek. Von 5. bis 30. V. 1944. Einleitung von Jan Květ. (…) 31. výstava Galerie Jos. R. Vilímek. Od. 5. do. 30. V. 1944. Úvodní slovo Jan Květ. (…) [Catalogue of the 31st exhibition of Gallery Jos. R. Vilímek, Prague, featuring works by Karel Svolinský, May 5th to May 30th 1944. Preface by Jan Květ.] With an original print by Svolinský, signed with pencil by the artist, as well as 4 text illustrations. Prague: Self published 1944. 8vo. 8 folded, not numbered leafs in two parts (German and Czech), unbound, 1 plate. Original publisher's pictorial wrapper with flaps.

Substantial though tiny bilingual catalogue in German and Czech, covering an exhibiton of 49 works by Czech painter, graphic artist, designer and book illustrator Karel Svolinský (1896-1986). The catalogue includes a comprehensive essay about the artist and lists mainly drawings, tempera and water-colour paintings, some of them with price quotations and 5 of them illustrated. Attached is an original print by Svolinský, signed with pencil by the artist. - Svolinský, a former pupil of Max Švabinský at the reknown Prague school for arts and craft, is nowadays known as one of the most prolific proponents of Czech book design in the mid 20th century and also created several hundred ex libris, greeting cards and stamps.

Cover with minimal traces of use, otherwise very fine copy indeed of this rare item.

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Weight 1 kg