Josef Hron
Very late show
17/5 - 3/6/2021
Until June 3, 2021, the Art Mozaika Gallery, Politických vězňů 8, Prague 1, presents an interesting exhibition of paintings by the academic painter Josef Hron.
More than 25 years ago, a young gallerist went to the small village of Nový svět near Valtínov on the Czech-Moravian border near Jindřichův Hradec to meet the painter Josef Hron, whom he wanted to exhibit in Prague. Although he arrived at the planned meeting, the meeting did not take place for mysterious reasons - the author was not at home in the end.
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What was his surprise when, after 25 years, the grandson of Josef Hron, who had already died, appeared in the Art Mozaika Gallery with an offer for an exhibition of his grandfather!
The Art Mozaika Gallery is also dedicated to rediscovering artists that the art community has somewhat forgotten. This is also the case with academic painter Josef Hron (1915 - 2006), whose works excited us right at the first meetings with them. 
Josef Hron, who was born in 1915 in Nový Svět near Valtínov in the Jindřichův Hradec region, entered public life as early as 1939. In the years 1951 - 1955 he studied art education at the Faculty of Education, Charles University in Prague with prof. Cyril Bouda, Martin Salcman and Karel Lidický. His pedagogical work included the theory and methodology of art education at the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague and the teaching of drawing at SUPŠ Prague. He participated in a number of solo and group exhibitions and also wrote a book "How to paint a landscape". Between 1959 and 1970, he contributed to the journal Aesthetic Education (Art Education).
He drew ideas for his cubist works from the landscape as well as from seemingly ordinary objects. Josef Hron's work reflected respect for national cultural traditions, especially for simple products of folk art, whether made of clay, wood, textiles or glass. In the field of landscape painting, he divided his work between the classic landscape of the Czech countryside and the urban environment in which he lived and created.
This exhibition also recalls other famous names from the author's family - the famous actor Bedřich Karen and especially Jakub Hron Metánovský, a well-known Czech physicist, inventor and especially the creator of strange Czech neoplasms, who was one of the main prototypes of Jára Cimrman. The most successful invention of Hron Metánovský was an inkwell that could not roll over (a inkwell that could not be rolled), with which it was also a modest commercial success.
In the village of Nový svět near Valtínov itself, today we can also find a self-service pub Hron, named after this interesting family. 
A personal visit to the exhibition is possible by prior arrangement Tue - Fri: 11.00 - 18.00 (access to order by e-mail: info@artmozaika.eu]





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