PAINTINGS & POSTERS

Find out more about your favorite Czech artist from our large collection. Explore the various Czech & Slovak art styles and learn more about the rich history of the Eastern European people.

 
 
Thomas Masaryk CCMH Collection

Portrait of Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk

Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk, sometimes also called Thomas Masaryk, was a Czech politician, statesman, sociologist and philosopher. Find out more about Czechoslovakia’s founder here.

 
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Landscape of Prague Castle - Hidding a Story of Nazi Hatred

Prague Castle is a castle complex in Prague, Czech Republic, dating from the 9th century. During the Nazi occupation of Czechoslovakia in World War II, Prague Castle became the headquarters of Reinhard Heydrich, the Reich Protector of of Bohemia and Moravia. According to a popular rumor, he is said to have placed the Bohemian crown on his head; old legends say a usurper who places the crown on his head is doomed to die within a year. You can find out more what kind of secrets bears this painting.

 
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Poster of Alfons MUcha Series

Alfons Maria Mucha, known as Alphonse Mucha, was a Czech painter, illustrator and graphic artist, living in Paris during the Art Nouveau period, best known for his distinctly stylized and decorative theatrical posters of Sarah Bernhardt. Find out more about his poster series and the story of our collection.