Emil Filla was born in Moravia and spent his entire childhood growing up in the Moravian town of Brno before moving to Prague. Filla studied art at the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague but left school to become a member in a group of artists who called themselves “The Eight.”
Filla is known mostly for his large amount of work in the cubism genre and was actually one of the leading avant-garde artists in the Czech Republic between World War I and World War II. Besides painting, he also sculpted, collected others’ art, and taught at The Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague.
His art is very recognizable as you can see and his use of colors was brilliant. Here are a few of his cubist pieces…
Buy his oil painting entitled “Sculptress in The Studio” here from Sotheby’s