Czech Surrealism

Jindřich Štyrský, Dream

Jindřich Štyrský, Untitled (from the series The movable cabinet)

Jindřich Štyrský, Marriage

Jindřich Štyrský, illustration for, Vítēzslav Nezval, Sexuálnì Nocturno, 1931

Jindřich Štyrský (1899, Čermná – 1942, Prague) was a Czech painter, poet, editor, photographer, and collagist.
Graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague, he been since 1923 member of Devētsil, since 1933 member of the Association of Fine Arts Mánes.
In the period 1925/28 he lived in Paris with Toyen (Marie Čermínová), where they founded their own movement, Artificialism.
Between 1928 and 1929 he was director of the group's drama wing, the Liberated Theater, where he collaborated with Vítēzslav Nezval – in the dance performance of his poetry collection Abeceda (Alphabet) among others. With Toyen, Henry Heisler e Karl Teige 1934 founded the Surrealist Group of Czechoslovakia. He dead nel 1942 in Prague.

Dolorosa Reveries, Tarpaulin Sky