The architect Otto Rothmayer was among closest friends of Josef Sudek. In the 1950s, his son Jan Rothmayer (1932 Prague—2010 Prague)
was Sudek’s assistant and student. Most of his photographs were taken in the garden of his family’s villa in Prague, but also in the gardens of Prague Castle and the Veltrusy Chateau park. Jan Rothmayer was one of the first Czech photographers to become enchanted by Josef Sudek’s distinctive poetic style and to pioneer the use of the contact printing method. The exhibition is not only a recollection of the magical atmosphere of the villa and garden that belonged to Rothmayer’s family, but also a tribute to the two men’s remarkable friendship.
The exhibition preview will take place on Wednesday, June 2, 2010 at 5 pm.Galerie Josefa Sudka
118 00 Praha 1
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