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The Oxford Companion to Western Art

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Art & Architecture
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...which attracted those Czech artists who travelled abroad. These were painters such as Karel Purkyně , a Courbet-inspired portraitist, Viktor Barvitius , a painter of urban life, and Soběslav Pinkas , a landscape and genre painter. However, in the mid-19th century, only Jaroslav Čermák acquired an international reputation, spending years not only in Paris but also in Dalmatia. His work is indebted to French artists such as Delacroix , but his subject matter is Czech or Dalmatian, as in Dalmatian Wedding ( 1875–7 ; Prague, Národní Gal.). The national...