Eva Švankmajerová

Production Designer, Film costumer designer

1940 – 2005

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Who was Eva Švankmajerová?

Eva Švankmajerová was a Czech surrealist artist. She was born Eva Dvořáková. A native of the Czech town of Kostelec nad Černými lesy, she moved to Prague in 1958 to study at the Prague School of Interior Design and later the Academy of Performing Arts. From 1970, she was an active member of the Czech and Slovak Surrealist Group. She was a painter and ceramicist, and her poetry and prose regularly appeared in the journal Analogon. Most recently, her work has appeared in English in Surrealist Women: an International Anthology and Baradla Cave. Švankmajerová was married to the Surrealist filmmaker Jan Švankmajer, with whom she collaborated on such films as Alice, Faust, and Conspirators of Pleasure. They had two children, Veronika and Václav, and lived in Prague until her death in 2005.

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Born
Sep 25, 1940
Kostelec nad Černými lesy
Also known as
  • Eva Svankmajerova
  • Eva Dvořáková
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  • Czech Republic
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Died
Oct 20, 2005
Prague

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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