František Drtikol (1883–1961) was the first Czech photographer of international importance. The best known of his many works are the nudes, whose originality, artistry, profundity, and technical mastery remain remarkable. Apart from the portraits, the nudes were the main subjekt of Drtikol’s oeuvre. He concentrated on them systematically beginning in 1907, when he opened his first studio in Pfiíbram near Prague.
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