The following Czech Surrealism illustrations come to us from Adolf Hoffmeister (1902-1973) from the 1967 Bratislava published book, Lautreamont’s Poesies. Adolf was a poet, novelist, translator and editor as well as a lawyer and politician, but above all a brilliant cartoonist, a great illustrator, author of the original collages, witty writer, poet, playwright, organizer of international exhibitions and art collector, and thanks to his work belongs to the pre-war personalities that shaped the Czech avant-garde.
He was also very socially active. In 1920 he became a founder of the Association of modern culture – Devětsil, (the Czech Avant-Garde group) and was a member of the Association of Fine Artists, member kulturněpolitických organizations (Left Front, Society for economic and cultural rapprochement with the new Russia, the Club of Czech and German theater workers).
He edited one of the main Czech daily newspapers, Lidové noviny (1928-30) and the main literary paper, Literární noviny (1930-32)…
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