Miroslav Hak, Czech (1911 - 1978)

Miroslav Hák (9 May 1911, Nová Paka, Bohemia – 29 July 1978, Prague) was a Czech photographer. He was one of the members of Group 42.

Miroslav Hak was one of the most outstanding figures in the history of Czech modern photography and ranked among the innerly rich and actually never fully recognized and recognizable personalities in the sphere of art.[1] He studied under his father, the photographer František Hák. Between 1925 and 1931 Hák worked as a photographer in Prague and Bratislava.

In 1937 he joined the avant-garde D34 Theatre of Prague as a photographer and from 1940 he worked in the film industry. Between 1942 and 1948 Miroslav Hák associated with the Prague-based Group 42, which united avant-garde Czech photographers. From 1954 he served as a photographer at the Institute of Art Theory and History of the Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences.

Public Exhibitions  

2000
CZECH AVANTGARDE - Photographs 1905-65
Galerie Johannes Faber fine photographs, Vienna

1998
Civilization - Czech Art of the 1940s from the Collection of the CMFA
Czech Museum of Fine Arts - České muzeum výtvarných umění v Praze, Prague


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