Jan Křížek (1919–1985) and the art in Paris in the 1950s.

National Gallery, Prague
Until 29 September 2013

Jan Křížek, Untitled, 1956 © Národní galerie v Praze

Jan Křížek, the Czech sculptor, is one of those artists who, while working abroad, was to some extent forgotten in their native countries. Křížek moved to France in 1947 only to spend the rest of his life there, while co‑creating the French artistic movements of the time. His primary inspiration was the art of prehistoric and ancient cultures, and his works were associated with Art Brut. The exhibition in Prague presents nearly 300 works by the artist, both from Czech and French collections.