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Fára, Libor

Fára, Libor

Born 12 th of September 1925 in Prague,
Died 3rd of March 1988 in Prague.
Painter, graphic artist, typographer and set designer.

Studied at the Officina Pragensis graphics school (1942-1944; Jaroslav Šváb) and the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague (1945 – 1950; Emil Filla). Has exhibited as part of a group since 1945, and on his own since 1957. Member of the group Máj (May; since the year 1957). Over the years 1963 – 1979 created twenty film posters.

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He focused on stage production after his studies, and he distinguished in it.
He cooperated with E.F. Burian theatre from 1953, between 1962 and 68 with theatre Na Zabradli, from 1969 mostly with Cinoherni klub.
First painting inspiration of surrealism (Deux visages, 1945) Fara slowly transfered to poetic absurdity, which he realised by collage technique or assemblage. He belongs to founder of Czech action stage design. He is well know because of designs for Jarry´s King Ubu (1964), Waiting for Godot (1965), Cechov´s The Kirschgarten and Hrabal´s Gentle Barbar (1981). He designed the cover and graphic for magazine Theatre between 1958-1970, he participate on graphic layouts of almost all important publications about theatre.

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