Bedřiška Uždilová

Bedřiška Uždilová  ak.mal. 
 ( * 19.12.1954, Praha )


The expressive painting art of Bedřiška Uždilová is based upon real impressions and experiences, upon viewing non-typical parts of landscapes, but also upon observing human faces and everything what forms the natural art of our environment.

The spectator is invited to cooperate in discovering what is under the surface of everyday practice. He thus becomes witness of the fight for the uniqueness of art. Her painting is artistically attractive (surprising and brisk colour combinations, variability of lines, suggestive compositions). The motifs and themes are seemingly quite "civil", in their background there are the concurrent but existential feelings of us all. The creative work is linked up with the French and Czech "Classical Modern Arts".

The paintress graduated at the Prague Academy of Graphic Arts, but later she was also student of the School of Art of University Degree in Paris and in Perugia. She received the first prize at the Autumn Saloon in Paris (1994) and the first prize, at the International Fair at Forte dei Marmi in Italy in the year 1964 when she was only nine years old. Her work has been exhibited in Paris, in Lyon, in Frankfurt and in Tokio.

She is also engaged in sculptural portraiting, illustrations, monumental painting (frescoes, mosaics) and creation of cobalt painted porcelains.


1964 - I. Prize, Grand Prix Iternational competition of painting in Forte dei Marmi, Italy
1994 - I. Prize Automn Salon, Paris, France
2009 - European Medal of Franz Kafka for art activity


1970-1974 Secondary Art school, Prague
1974-1976 University of Applied Arts, Prague (prof. L. Vacek)
1976-1980 Academy of Fine Arts, Prague (prof. J. Smetana)
1981 Accademia di Belle Arti Perugia, Italy
1982-1983 École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs, Paris (prof. Zao Wou-Ki, prof. Pillard)


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2020 Náchodský výtvarný podzim
2020 Výtvarná Litomyšl
2020 Art Prague 2020
2021 Art Prague 2021
2021 Výtvarná Litomyšl
2022 New Town Hall Gallery, Prague
2022 Art Prague 2022
2023 Czech Artists, Barcelona
2023 Art Prague 2023
2023 49th Antique, New Town Hall Gallery, Prague


REPRESENTED IN COLLECTIONS: National Gallery Prague, Ministry of Culture of Czech Republic, Alšova jihočeská galerie (Hluboká nad Vltavou, Czech Rep.), Městská galerie v Litomyšli, Východočeská galerie v Pardubicích, Galerie výtvarného uměni v Náchodě, Galerie Benedikta Rejta v Lounech (all in Czech Rep.)

Private Collections in Prague, Paris, Frankfurt/Main, Bogota, Tokio, Wiesbaden, Dreieich, Milano, Phoenix, New York

Many monumental realisations (Komerční banka in Kostelec nad Orlicí), illustrations, etc.