Jarmila Maranova - Kafka and Prague
Jarmila Maranova is one of the first Czech artists who focused on the Holocaust. She also did many illustrations in Kafka’s literary works. In 2006 she decided to donate 54 of her works to the Jewish Museum in Prague. At the occasion of celebrating an important milestone of her life many other of her works from the Jewish Museum, the Prague Gallery and from the Terezin Memorial are exhibited in the Prague Guttmann Gallery until January 4, 2009.
Jarmila Maranova studied since 1939at the UMPRUM institute, and had her first exhibition in 1963 in Warsaw. In later years she exhibited at the Spanish Synagogue in Prague, as well as in Germany, Austria, France, Holland, Norway and the USA.
Some of her later graphics have biblical themes (Job, The Song of Songs). She also illustrated.
Komensky’s Labyrinth of the World and the Heaven of the Heart In 1976 Maranova moved to the USA All in all, her creations were shown in forty five exhibitions. At present she lives in Sandpoint, Idaho.Olga Szymanska
Translated by Marie Dolanska
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