After graduating from high school in Roudnici, Antonín Hudeček began studying art at the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague in 1887 with Maxmilián Pirner . In 1891 he went to the private painting school of Anton Ažbe in Munich for a year . He continued his artistic training in Munich in 1892 at the Academy of Fine Arts , among others with Otto Seitz . The following year, Hudeček went back to Prague to work at the Academy of Fine Arts with Václav Brožík , one of the most important Czech history painters .
In 1895 he opened a studio with Antonín Slavíček and joined an artist group of the students of the Czech impressionist Julius Mařák . In this early creative period he painted numerous pointillist landscapes around Okoř , into which he sometimes integrated people. Many of his pictures were created as open-air painting . In 1898 he exhibited at the Mánes Kunstverein , and two years later in Vienna . In 1902, Hudeček went on a study trip to Italy with Jan Preisler . After his return he worked in Kolín and drew some views of Prague.
In 1909 he visited Italy for the second time. Numerous paintings of seascapes and coastal landscapes were created in Sicily . The second stay in Italy was to have a decisive artistic influence on Hudeček. His painting style in the second creative period is characterized by a stronger brushwork and a more expressive expression. On his return he was inspired by the landscape around Rychnovská , Police nad Metují and Kolín, which he often drew.
In the next few years Antonín Hudeček went on several study trips. He visited Rügen in 1914 and 1915 , the Alps in 1916 , the area around Banská Bystrica , the High Tatras in 1920 and 1921 and the Carpathian Mountains in the late 1920s . From 1927 he lived and worked in a villa in Častolovice. In 1930 Antonín Hudeček was appointed a full member of the Czech Academy of Sciences and Arts . With his son Jiři he went on another study trip to Venice in 1931 .
As a member of the Mánes Art Association, he regularly took part in the association's exhibitions, including the anniversary exhibition in 1922 in the Municipal House in Prague. In addition, he exhibited his paintings at national and international exhibitions during his lifetime. a. in Berlin , Düsseldorf , Munich , Paris , Rome , Venice and Chicago .
After his death, his works are regularly shown in retrospectives . Numerous Czech galleries, such as the Prague National Gallery , the Art Museum in Olomouc and the Modern Gallery in Vienna, have paintings by the artist. The art patron August Švagrovský collected the works of Antonín Hudeček. Czech galleries were able to acquire some works for their collections from the estate of the art collector.
- Bach in the sunshine , 1897
- At Okoř , 1898
- Flower borders with summer florets , 1898
- Evening silence , 1900
- Female Nude, Picking Lilacs , 1900
- Autumn evening , 1901
- Psyche , 1901
- Prague cityscape in winter , 1906
- Summer afternoon , 1906
- Naked female at the lake , 1909
- In the forest , 1910
- Landscape with a Church , 1910
- In the castle park , 1910
- Farmhouses , 1910
- Autumn , 1910
- Solitude in the Mountains , 1910
- From the Orlitz Mountains , 1910
- In the interior of the forest , 1911
- Flowers , 1912
- Autumn landscape , 1913
- Funeral , 1913/1914
- Moorland , 1915
- Peonies , 1920
- Špania Dolin a, 1920
- Spring in Lany , 1920
- River Bělá , 1920
- Tyskirche in Carpathian Ukraine , 1927
- Magnolia , 1929/30
- Ischia - Ponte, Aragonese Castle , 1930
- Vraz pond near Pisek , 1933
- Blooming meadow , 1933
- Nový Bydžov, 1937
- The Jewish cemetery in Nový Bydžov , 1937
- Place in Nový Bydžov, 1937
- Pine trees on a dam , 1937
- Blooming asters , 1940
- Hudeček, Antonin . In: Hans Vollmer (Hrsg.): General lexicon of fine artists from antiquity to the present . Founded by Ulrich Thieme and Felix Becker . tape 18 : Hubatsch – Ingouf . EA Seemann, Leipzig 1925, p. 33 .
- Austrian Biographical Lexicon 1815–1950 (ÖBL). Volume 2, Verlag der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, Vienna 1959, p. 446. In:
- Jitka Boučková: Antonín Hudeček . Exhibition catalog. Pardubice / Liberec 1982.
- Olaf Hanel: Krajinou duše Antonína Hudečka / Through Antonín Hudeček's Landscape of the Soul . České muzeum výtvarných umění (ed.), Prague 2003, ISBN 80-7056-112-2 .
- Manfred Knedlik: Hudeček, Antonin . In: General Artist Lexicon . The visual artists of all times and peoples (AKL). Volume 75, de Gruyter, Berlin 2012, ISBN 978-3-11-023180-9 , p. 308.
- abart-full.artarchiv.cz: Interactive artist archive , accessed on January 29, 2015
- Olaf Hanel: Krajinou duše Antonína Hudečka / Through Antonín Hudeček's Landscape of the Soul . České muzeum výtvarných umění (ed.), Prague 2003, ISBN 80-7056-112-2 .; abart-full.artarchiv.cz: exhibitions by Antonín Hudeček , accessed on January 30, 2015
- artnet.de: Works by Antonín Hudeček , accessed January 30, 2015
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||Czech painter|
|DATE OF BIRTH||January 14, 1872|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Loucká near Ředhošť ( Mšené-lázně municipality )|
|DATE OF DEATH||August 11, 1941|
|Place of death||Častolovice|