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Dead Meda Mladadov – Propeller

Meda Mládková, a renowned Czech art historian, art collector and patron, died in Prague on Tuesday at the age of one hundred and two, said the Kampa Museum, founded by the Mladic Foundation and the Mladic couple.

“He was an important figure in modern Czech history, and his departure is a great loss to all of us,” said Jiri Pospísil, president of the foundation. “Meda Mladadová was an extraordinary personality, she left a serious mark not only on Czech culture,” pointed out Culture Minister Martin Baxa on Twitter.

Meda Mládková was born in northern Bohemia in 1919 and emigrated to Western Europe after the communist takeover of Czechoslovakia in 1948, living in Switzerland, France and the United States.

In the second half of the 1950s, he studied art history in Paris and met the Czech painter Frantisek Kupka, whose works he later began collecting. He began returning to Czechoslovakia in the 1960s, helping many well-known contemporary artists and buying or promoting their works. After her husband’s death, in August 1989, she donated her entire collection to Prague.

After the change of regime, he bought a building on the island of Kampa called Sovovy mlyny (Sova mill), which houses the Kampa Museum with more than 220 paintings and drawings by Frantisek Kupka, 16 statues by Otto Gutfreund and more than a thousand works by Czech and Slovak artists. won.

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