Jan Kotik

1916 · Czech Republic

Artist biography

Jan Kotik is seen as an established contemporary artist, who was born and brought up in Czech Republic, like other celebrated artists such as Ira Svobodová, Petr Vesely, Eliska Monsportova, Christine De Grancy, and Ales Brazdil. Jan Kotik was born in 1916.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Jan Kotik's work is on display in two galleries, which are Jiri Svestka Gallery in Prague, Czech Republic and Jiri Svestka in Berlin, Germany. Jan Kotik's work has most recently been exhibited at Jiri Svestka Gallery in Prague (10 July 2019 until 06 September 2019) with the exhibition Follow Me or Don't.

Further Biographical Context for Jan Kotik

Born in 1916, Jan Kotik was predominantly inspired by the 1930s. Internationally this period can be best characterised by the clash between the world’s dominant political philosophies - Marxist Socialism, Capitalist Democracy, and the Totalitarianism of both Communism and Fascism. In the United States, the Great Depression had a tremendous influence on artistic production, with a number of artists focusing on the agrarian and the humble man in the streets. It was the first time in US history that widespread collectives of artists began to address politics, and endeavoured to use their art to impact society. Artists held exhibitions on social and political themes such as poverty, lack of affordable housing, anti-lynching, anti-fascism, and workers' strikes.

Jan Kotik

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