Otakar Hudeček

Olomouc 1924 – Olomouc 2007

Painter, draughtsman, printmaker, poet, translator and self-publisher. Studied at Škola umění Zlín (1939–1943). In wartime Zlín he was a part of the avant-garde circle of youngsters (Chad, Schmidtová, Kafka, Cap). Between 1943–1945 in forced labour camps in Protectorate Bohemia and Moravia. In 1957 in his Olomouc´s seclusion he started a „micro-revolution“ in Czech painting of the 1960s: yet intimate, but strongly expressionistic impasto portraits and selfportraits in the manner of London´ Frank Auerbach. At the end of 1970s he abandoned the visual arts and the rest of his life he dedicated himself to a study, translation and self-publishing of the Rudolf Steiner writings and his own painter´s reflexions.

Literature: David Voda (ed.): Otakar Hudeček. Převrat v duši. [exhibition catalogue], Galerie Václava Chada, Zlín 2020.





8 drawings (Kuřim cycle)
Inventory number: r0035
Size: 110 × 292 mm, 3 × 206 × 292 mm
2x 165 × 205 mm, 145 × 166 mm, 206 × 293 mm
Material: paper, ink
Period: WWII
Country of origin: Protectorate Bohemia and Moravia
Year made: 1943–1944
Status: unavailable


Farewell to Václav Chad
Inventory number: r0036
Size: 327 × 635 mm
Material: paper, ink
Period: WWII
Country of origin: Protectorate Bohemia and Moravia
Year made: 1945
Status: unavailable


Selfportrait I.
Inventory number: r0037
Size: 50 × 35,5 cm
Material: oil, canvas
Period: Post-War
Country of origin: Czechoslovakia
Year made: 1946
Status: unavailable


Selfportrait II.
Inventory number: r0038
Size: 25 × 17 cm
Material: oil, papier carton
Period: Post-War
Country of origin: Czechoslovakia
Year made: 1963
Status: unavailable


Portrait jaune
Inventory number: r0039
Size: 24,5 × 17 cm
Material: oil, papier carton
Period: Post-War
Country of origin: Czechoslovakia
Year made: ca. 1964
Status: unavailable


Paul Klee
Inventory number: r0040
Size: 24,5 × 17 cm
Material: oil, papier carton
Period: Post-War
Country of origin: Czechoslovakia
Year made: ca. 1964
Status: unavailable


Head of a boy
Inventory number: r0041
Size: 24 × 17,5 cm
Material: oil, papier carton
Period: Post-War
Country of origin: Czechoslovakia
Year made: ca. 1964
Status: unavailable


Two nude women
Inventory number: r0042
Size: 45 × 35 cm
Material: oil, papier carton
Period: Post-War
Country of origin: Czechoslovakia
Year made: ca. 1965
Status: unavailable


Portrait vert
Inventory number: r0043
Size: 24,5 × 17 cm
Material: oil, papier carton
Period: Post-War
Country of origin: Czechoslovakia
Year made: ca. 1965
Status: unavailable


Portrait of Milada Schmidtová
Inventory number: r0044
Size: 24,5 × 17,5 cm
Material: oil, papier carton
Period: Post-War
Country of origin: Czechoslovakia
Year made: ca. 1964
Status: unavailable


Head in red
Inventory number: r0045
Size: 27 × 19 cm
Material: oil, papier carton
Period: Post-War
Country of origin: Czechoslovakia
Year made: ca. 1964
Status: unavailable


Mask with feathers
Inventory number: r0046
Size: 24,5 × 17 cm
Material: gypsum, polychromy, glass balls, pheasant feathers
Period: Post-War
Country of origin: Czechoslovakia
Year made: ca. 1965
Status: unavailable


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