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Monday, September 7, 2015

Antonin Lhota


Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Dying
1856
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Antonin Lhota (1812-1905) was a Czech painter and art teacher. He studied at the Prague Academy of Fine Arts. After further studies in Munich and Vienna, he returned to the Academy in 1844 and was employed for ten years serving as an assistant teacher. This was followed by a study trip to Italy and Paris which included participation in the Exposition Universelle in 1855. In 1867, he became a Professor at the Academy in Prague and was promoted to Director. He specialized in history painting, secular and religious, primarily on Czech subjects.