Frantisek Kupka: Artist Biography

Frantisek Kupka (September 23, 1871 – June 24, 1957), also known as Frank Kupka or Francois Kupka, was a Czech painter and graphic artist. He was a pioneer and co-founder of the early phases of the abstract art movement and Orphic cubism (Orphism). Kupka’s abstract works arose from a base of realism, but later evolved into pure abstract art.

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Education
Frantisek Kupka was born in Opocno, eastern Bohemia (now Czech Republic) in 1871. From 1889 to 1892, he studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague. At this time, he painted historical and patriotic themes. Kupka enrolled at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna, where he concentrated on symbolic and allegorical subjects. He was influenced by the painter and social reformer Karl Wilhelm Diefenbach (1851–1913) and his naturistic life-style. Kupka exhibited at the Kunstverein, Vienna, in 1894. His involvement with theosophy and Eastern philosophy dates from this period. By spring 1894, Kupka had settled in Paris; there he attended the Academie Julian briefly and then studied with Jean-Pierre Laurens at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts.

Career
Kupka worked as an illustrator of books and posters and, during his early years in Paris, became known for his satirical drawings for newspapers and magazines. In 1906, he settled in Puteaux, a suburb of Paris, and that same year exhibited for the first time at the Salon d’Automne. Kupka was deeply impressed by the first Futurist Manifesto, published in 1909 in Le Figaro. Kupka’s 1909 painting Piano Keyboard/Lake marked a break in his representational style. His work became increasingly abstract around 1910–11, reflecting his theories of motion, color, and the relationship between music and painting (orphism). In 1911, he attended meetings of the Puteaux Group (Section d’Or).

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In 1912, he exhibited his Amorpha. Fugue a deux couleurs, at the Salon des Independants in the Cubist room, although he did not wish to be identified with any movement. Creation in the Plastic Arts, a book Kupka completed in 1913, was published in Prague in 1923.

In 1931, he was a founding member of Abstraction-Creation. In 1936, his work was included in the exhibition Cubism and Abstract Art at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, and in an important show with another Czech painter Alphonse Mucha at the Jeu de Paume in Paris. A retrospective of his work took place at the Galerie Manes in Prague in 1946. The same year, Kupka participated in the Salon des Realites Nouvelles, where he continued to exhibit regularly until his death. During the early 1950s, he gained general recognition and had several solo shows in New York.

Between 1919 and 1938 Kupka was financially supported by his good friend, art collector and industrialist Jindrich Waldes who accumulated a substantial collection of his art. Kupka died in 1957 in Puteaux, France.

Work
Kupka had a strong interest in color theory and freeing colors from descriptive associations (which is thought to have possibly influenced other artists like Robert Delaunay). Margit Rowell described his painting The Yellow Scale 1907 as “Kupka’s first attempt to come to terms with color theory in which the result is both personal and successful”. Although a self-portrait, the subject of the painting was the color yellow. Around 1910 he began developing his own color wheels, adapting a format previously explored by Sir Isaac Newton and Hermann von Helmholtz. This work in turn led Kupka to execute a series of paintings he called “Discs of Newton” 1911–12.

World War I
Kupka served as a volunteer in the First World War, and is mentioned in “La Main Coupee” by Blaise Cendrars. Cendrars describes him as a “proud soldier, calm, placid, strong”… but really too old to be a soldier, being at least 25 years older then the rest. When the regiment set out from Paris for the front in Picardy (they marched all the way on foot) Mme Kupka met the column as they arrived at the La Defense roundabout, near where they lived. She marched with them, carrying her husband’s bag and his rifle. She would have marched all the way to the front, but at the end of the first day the colonel had her arrested and sent back to Paris. She later made her way to the front lines to spend time with her husband. Kupka himself left the front due to frostbite in the foot, caused by nights in the trenches waist-deep in freezing water.


Frantisek Kupka: Form of Yellow

Frantisek Kupka: Form of Yellow 1911

Frantisek Kupka (September 23, 1871 - June 24, 1957), also known as Francois Kupka, was a Czech painter and graphic artist. He was a pioneer and co-founder of the early phases of the abstract art movement and Orphic cubism, or Orphism. Kupka's abstract works arose from a base of realism, but later evolved into pure abstract art.

Kupka had a strong interest in color theory. His decadent 1907 self-portrait The Yellow Scale prefigures his abstract emphasis on color. Around 1910 he began developing his own color wheels, adapting a format previously explored by Sir Isaac Newton and Hermann von Helmholtz.

This work in turn led Kupka to execute a series of paintings he called 'Discs of Newton' 1911. Kupka was interested in freeing colors from descriptive associations. His work in this area is thought to have influenced other artists like Robert Delaunay.
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Frantisek Kupka: Amorpha I

Frantisek Kupka: Amorpha I 1911

Frantisek Kupka (September 23, 1871 - June 24, 1957), also known as Francois Kupka, was a Czech painter and graphic artist. He was a pioneer and co-founder of the early phases of the abstract art movement and Orphic cubism, or Orphism. Kupka's abstract works arose from a base of realism, but later evolved into pure abstract art.

Kupka had a strong interest in color theory. His decadent 1907 self-portrait The Yellow Scale prefigures his abstract emphasis on color. Around 1910 he began developing his own color wheels, adapting a format previously explored by Sir Isaac Newton and Hermann von Helmholtz.

This work in turn led Kupka to execute a series of paintings he called 'Discs of Newton' 1911. Kupka was interested in freeing colors from descriptive associations. His work in this area is thought to have influenced other artists like Robert Delaunay.
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Frantisek Kupka: Irregular Forms

Frantisek Kupka: Irregular Forms 1911

Frantisek Kupka (September 23, 1871 - June 24, 1957), also known as Francois Kupka, was a Czech painter and graphic artist. He was a pioneer and co-founder of the early phases of the abstract art movement and Orphic cubism, or Orphism. Kupka's abstract works arose from a base of realism, but later evolved into pure abstract art.

Kupka had a strong interest in color theory. His decadent 1907 self-portrait The Yellow Scale prefigures his abstract emphasis on color. Around 1910 he began developing his own color wheels, adapting a format previously explored by Sir Isaac Newton and Hermann von Helmholtz.

This work in turn led Kupka to execute a series of paintings he called 'Discs of Newton' 1911. Kupka was interested in freeing colors from descriptive associations. His work in this area is thought to have influenced other artists like Robert Delaunay.
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Frantisek Kupka: Compostion 1920

Frantisek Kupka: Compostion 1920

Frantisek Kupka (September 23, 1871 - June 24, 1957), also known as Francois Kupka, was a Czech painter and graphic artist. He was a pioneer and co-founder of the early phases of the abstract art movement and Orphic cubism, or Orphism. Kupka's abstract works arose from a base of realism, but later evolved into pure abstract art.

Kupka had a strong interest in color theory. His decadent 1907 self-portrait The Yellow Scale prefigures his abstract emphasis on color. Around 1910 he began developing his own color wheels, adapting a format previously explored by Sir Isaac Newton and Hermann von Helmholtz.

This work in turn led Kupka to execute a series of paintings he called 'Discs of Newton' 1911. Kupka was interested in freeing colors from descriptive associations. His work in this area is thought to have influenced other artists like Robert Delaunay.
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Frantisek Kupka: Blue Space

Frantisek Kupka: Blue Space 1912

Frantisek Kupka (September 23, 1871 - June 24, 1957), also known as Francois Kupka, was a Czech painter and graphic artist. He was a pioneer and co-founder of the early phases of the abstract art movement and Orphic cubism, or Orphism. Kupka's abstract works arose from a base of realism, but later evolved into pure abstract art.

Kupka had a strong interest in color theory. His decadent 1907 self-portrait The Yellow Scale prefigures his abstract emphasis on color. Around 1910 he began developing his own color wheels, adapting a format previously explored by Sir Isaac Newton and Hermann von Helmholtz.

This work in turn led Kupka to execute a series of paintings he called 'Discs of Newton' 1911. Kupka was interested in freeing colors from descriptive associations. His work in this area is thought to have influenced other artists like Robert Delaunay.
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Frantisek Kupka: Accent Noir – Femmes

Frantisek Kupka: Accent Noir - Femmes 1918

Frantisek Kupka (September 23, 1871 - June 24, 1957), also known as Francois Kupka, was a Czech painter and graphic artist. He was a pioneer and co-founder of the early phases of the abstract art movement and Orphic cubism, or Orphism. Kupka's abstract works arose from a base of realism, but later evolved into pure abstract art.

Kupka had a strong interest in color theory. His decadent 1907 self-portrait The Yellow Scale prefigures his abstract emphasis on color. Around 1910 he began developing his own color wheels, adapting a format previously explored by Sir Isaac Newton and Hermann von Helmholtz.

This work in turn led Kupka to execute a series of paintings he called 'Discs of Newton' 1911. Kupka was interested in freeing colors from descriptive associations. His work in this area is thought to have influenced other artists like Robert Delaunay.
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Frantisek Kupka: Movement

Frantisek Kupka: Movement 1913

Frantisek Kupka (September 23, 1871 - June 24, 1957), also known as Francois Kupka, was a Czech painter and graphic artist. He was a pioneer and co-founder of the early phases of the abstract art movement and Orphic cubism, or Orphism. Kupka's abstract works arose from a base of realism, but later evolved into pure abstract art.

Kupka had a strong interest in color theory. His decadent 1907 self-portrait The Yellow Scale prefigures his abstract emphasis on color. Around 1910 he began developing his own color wheels, adapting a format previously explored by Sir Isaac Newton and Hermann von Helmholtz.

This work in turn led Kupka to execute a series of paintings he called 'Discs of Newton' 1911. Kupka was interested in freeing colors from descriptive associations. His work in this area is thought to have influenced other artists like Robert Delaunay.
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Frantisek Kupka: Oval Mirror

Frantisek Kupka: Oval Mirror 1911

Frantisek Kupka (September 23, 1871 - June 24, 1957), also known as Francois Kupka, was a Czech painter and graphic artist. He was a pioneer and co-founder of the early phases of the abstract art movement and Orphic cubism, or Orphism. Kupka's abstract works arose from a base of realism, but later evolved into pure abstract art.

Kupka had a strong interest in color theory. His decadent 1907 self-portrait The Yellow Scale prefigures his abstract emphasis on color. Around 1910 he began developing his own color wheels, adapting a format previously explored by Sir Isaac Newton and Hermann von Helmholtz.

This work in turn led Kupka to execute a series of paintings he called 'Discs of Newton' 1911. Kupka was interested in freeing colors from descriptive associations. His work in this area is thought to have influenced other artists like Robert Delaunay.
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Frantisek Kupka: Planes of Colors – Nude

Frantisek Kupka: Planes of Colors - Nude 1909

Frantisek Kupka (September 23, 1871 - June 24, 1957), also known as Francois Kupka, was a Czech painter and graphic artist. He was a pioneer and co-founder of the early phases of the abstract art movement and Orphic cubism, or Orphism. Kupka's abstract works arose from a base of realism, but later evolved into pure abstract art.

Kupka had a strong interest in color theory. His decadent 1907 self-portrait The Yellow Scale prefigures his abstract emphasis on color. Around 1910 he began developing his own color wheels, adapting a format previously explored by Sir Isaac Newton and Hermann von Helmholtz.

This work in turn led Kupka to execute a series of paintings he called 'Discs of Newton' 1911. Kupka was interested in freeing colors from descriptive associations. His work in this area is thought to have influenced other artists like Robert Delaunay.
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Frantisek Kupka: Red and Blue Disks

Frantisek Kupka: Red and Blue Disks 1911

Frantisek Kupka (September 23, 1871 - June 24, 1957), also known as Francois Kupka, was a Czech painter and graphic artist. He was a pioneer and co-founder of the early phases of the abstract art movement and Orphic cubism, or Orphism. Kupka's abstract works arose from a base of realism, but later evolved into pure abstract art.

Kupka had a strong interest in color theory. His decadent 1907 self-portrait The Yellow Scale prefigures his abstract emphasis on color. Around 1910 he began developing his own color wheels, adapting a format previously explored by Sir Isaac Newton and Hermann von Helmholtz.

This work in turn led Kupka to execute a series of paintings he called 'Discs of Newton' 1911. Kupka was interested in freeing colors from descriptive associations. His work in this area is thought to have influenced other artists like Robert Delaunay.
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Frantisek Kupka: The Blue

Frantisek Kupka: The Blue 1913

Frantisek Kupka (September 23, 1871 - June 24, 1957), also known as Francois Kupka, was a Czech painter and graphic artist. He was a pioneer and co-founder of the early phases of the abstract art movement and Orphic cubism, or Orphism. Kupka's abstract works arose from a base of realism, but later evolved into pure abstract art.

Kupka had a strong interest in color theory. His decadent 1907 self-portrait The Yellow Scale prefigures his abstract emphasis on color. Around 1910 he began developing his own color wheels, adapting a format previously explored by Sir Isaac Newton and Hermann von Helmholtz.

This work in turn led Kupka to execute a series of paintings he called 'Discs of Newton' 1911. Kupka was interested in freeing colors from descriptive associations. His work in this area is thought to have influenced other artists like Robert Delaunay.
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Frantisek Kupka: The Cathedral

Frantisek Kupka: The Cathedral 1912

Frantisek Kupka (September 23, 1871 - June 24, 1957), also known as Francois Kupka, was a Czech painter and graphic artist. He was a pioneer and co-founder of the early phases of the abstract art movement and Orphic cubism, or Orphism. Kupka's abstract works arose from a base of realism, but later evolved into pure abstract art.

Kupka had a strong interest in color theory. His decadent 1907 self-portrait The Yellow Scale prefigures his abstract emphasis on color. Around 1910 he began developing his own color wheels, adapting a format previously explored by Sir Isaac Newton and Hermann von Helmholtz.

This work in turn led Kupka to execute a series of paintings he called 'Discs of Newton' 1911. Kupka was interested in freeing colors from descriptive associations. His work in this area is thought to have influenced other artists like Robert Delaunay.
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Frantisek Kupka: Mme Kupka among Verticals

Frantisek Kupka: Mme Kupka among Verticals 1910

Frantisek Kupka (September 23, 1871 - June 24, 1957), also known as Francois Kupka, was a Czech painter and graphic artist. He was a pioneer and co-founder of the early phases of the abstract art movement and Orphic cubism, or Orphism. Kupka's abstract works arose from a base of realism, but later evolved into pure abstract art.

Kupka had a strong interest in color theory. His decadent 1907 self-portrait The Yellow Scale prefigures his abstract emphasis on color. Around 1910 he began developing his own color wheels, adapting a format previously explored by Sir Isaac Newton and Hermann von Helmholtz.

This work in turn led Kupka to execute a series of paintings he called 'Discs of Newton' 1911. Kupka was interested in freeing colors from descriptive associations. His work in this area is thought to have influenced other artists like Robert Delaunay.
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Frantisek Kupka: Cosmic Spring

Frantisek Kupka: Cosmic Spring

Frantisek Kupka (September 23, 1871 - June 24, 1957), also known as Francois Kupka, was a Czech painter and graphic artist. He was a pioneer and co-founder of the early phases of the abstract art movement and Orphic cubism, or Orphism. Kupka's abstract works arose from a base of realism, but later evolved into pure abstract art.

Kupka had a strong interest in color theory. His decadent 1907 self-portrait The Yellow Scale prefigures his abstract emphasis on color. Around 1910 he began developing his own color wheels, adapting a format previously explored by Sir Isaac Newton and Hermann von Helmholtz.

This work in turn led Kupka to execute a series of paintings he called 'Discs of Newton' 1911. Kupka was interested in freeing colors from descriptive associations. His work in this area is thought to have influenced other artists like Robert Delaunay.
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Frantisek Kupka: Study for Amorpha

Frantisek Kupka: Study for Amorpha 1912

Frantisek Kupka (September 23, 1871 - June 24, 1957), also known as Francois Kupka, was a Czech painter and graphic artist. He was a pioneer and co-founder of the early phases of the abstract art movement and Orphic cubism, or Orphism. Kupka's abstract works arose from a base of realism, but later evolved into pure abstract art.

Kupka had a strong interest in color theory. His decadent 1907 self-portrait The Yellow Scale prefigures his abstract emphasis on color. Around 1910 he began developing his own color wheels, adapting a format previously explored by Sir Isaac Newton and Hermann von Helmholtz.

This work in turn led Kupka to execute a series of paintings he called 'Discs of Newton' 1911. Kupka was interested in freeing colors from descriptive associations. His work in this area is thought to have influenced other artists like Robert Delaunay.
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Sizes: 18"x18" ($100), 22"x22" ($145), 26"x26" ($182), 30"x30" ($220), 34"x34" ($260). Depending on the print file, all prints may not be available in all sizes.

Canvas: Giclee Print on Canvas. Epson Premium Canvas Satin - Fine Art, High Resolution, Water Resistant, Glossy Satin Canvas.

Stretcher Frame: This print is professionally stretched on a milled wood frame, corners glued. Print wraps around sides and staples in the back. Eyelets and wire installed. ~ ready to hang.

Print Coating: Acrylic Polymer Gloss Medium Coating. This 100% archival aqueous based coating will not yellow, is nonflammable, and will not crack. Final print will be UV, minor scuff and dust protected.


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Frantisek Kupka: Animated Lines

Frantisek Kupka: Animated Lines 1911

Frantisek Kupka (September 23, 1871 - June 24, 1957), also known as Francois Kupka, was a Czech painter and graphic artist. He was a pioneer and co-founder of the early phases of the abstract art movement and Orphic cubism, or Orphism. Kupka's abstract works arose from a base of realism, but later evolved into pure abstract art.

Kupka had a strong interest in color theory. His decadent 1907 self-portrait The Yellow Scale prefigures his abstract emphasis on color. Around 1910 he began developing his own color wheels, adapting a format previously explored by Sir Isaac Newton and Hermann von Helmholtz.

This work in turn led Kupka to execute a series of paintings he called 'Discs of Newton' 1911. Kupka was interested in freeing colors from descriptive associations. His work in this area is thought to have influenced other artists like Robert Delaunay.
  See all: Frantisek Kupka Prints  

  In the Art Blog: Frantisek Kupka Biography

Size: 18"x20" ($110), 22"x24" ($148), 26"x28" ($185), 30"x32" ($235). Depending on the print file, all prints may not be available in all sizes.

Canvas: Giclee Print on Canvas. Epson Premium Canvas Satin - Fine Art, High Resolution, Water Resistant, Glossy Satin Canvas.

Stretcher Frame: This print is professionally stretched on a milled wood frame, corners glued. Print wraps around sides and staples in the back. Eyelets and wire installed. ~ ready to hang.

Print Coating: Acrylic Polymer Gloss Medium Coating. This 100% archival aqueous based coating will not yellow, is nonflammable, and will not crack. Final print will be UV, minor scuff and dust protected.


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Frantisek Kupka: Amorpha Fugue in Two Colors

Frantisek Kupka: Amorpha Fugue in Two Colors 1912

Frantisek Kupka (September 23, 1871 - June 24, 1957), also known as Francois Kupka, was a Czech painter and graphic artist. He was a pioneer and co-founder of the early phases of the abstract art movement and Orphic cubism, or Orphism. Kupka's abstract works arose from a base of realism, but later evolved into pure abstract art.

Kupka had a strong interest in color theory. His decadent 1907 self-portrait The Yellow Scale prefigures his abstract emphasis on color. Around 1910 he began developing his own color wheels, adapting a format previously explored by Sir Isaac Newton and Hermann von Helmholtz.

This work in turn led Kupka to execute a series of paintings he called 'Discs of Newton' 1911. Kupka was interested in freeing colors from descriptive associations. His work in this area is thought to have influenced other artists like Robert Delaunay.
  See all: Frantisek Kupka Prints  

  In the Art Blog: Frantisek Kupka Biography

Size: 18"x20" ($110), 22"x24" ($148), 26"x28" ($185), 30"x32" ($235). Depending on the print file, all prints may not be available in all sizes.

Canvas: Giclee Print on Canvas. Epson Premium Canvas Satin - Fine Art, High Resolution, Water Resistant, Glossy Satin Canvas.

Stretcher Frame: This print is professionally stretched on a milled wood frame, corners glued. Print wraps around sides and staples in the back. Eyelets and wire installed. ~ ready to hang.

Print Coating: Acrylic Polymer Gloss Medium Coating. This 100% archival aqueous based coating will not yellow, is nonflammable, and will not crack. Final print will be UV, minor scuff and dust protected.


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