Viktor Munk

Viktor Munk
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  • Photo taken in:
    Prague
    Year when photo was taken:
    1995
    Country name at time of photo:
    Czechoslovakia, 1945-1989
    Country name today:
    Czech Republic
    Name of the photographer / studio:
    M. Jirák

This photograph of my brother was taken in 1995.

My brother had always had artistic tendencies. He had always painted and drawn beautifully. But all his life he refused to put on shows, he didn't have enough self-confidence and didn't feel up to it, even despite the fact that many people tried to get him to change his mind. He always said that after all, 'he's not an artist'. His only show took place posthumously. All his life he worked as a laborer, but all the while devoted himself to art as an amateur.

My brother died in 1997. We're trying to preserve his legacy, to our great joy we were able to put on a show of his pictures at the Jewish Museum in Prague in the Robert Guttman Gallery. My daughter even wrote a beautiful script for a documentary film about my brother, unfortunately we haven't been able to raise enough money to make it. Several examples of my brothers work now follow.

Interview details

Interviewee: Jiří Munk
Interviewer:
Terezie Holmerova
Month of interview:
January
Year of interview:
2006
Prague, Czech Republic

KEY PERSON

Viktor Munk
Year of birth:
1928
City of birth:
Prague
Year of death:
1997
City of death:
Chodov u Karlovych Varu
Country of death:
Czech Republic
Died:
after WW II
Occupation
after WW II:
Manual laborer

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