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academic painter Eva Schwarzová, roz. Hodačová (1925 - 2017) - Biography

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For refusing to dance with him he sent me to prison

Eva Schwarzová, née Hodačová, was born on 12 October, 1925 in Dobronín. Her father died under tragic circumstances, when she was ten years old. With her mother and a sister they moved to Jihlava, where their German house lord ceased their rental at the beginning of war. They spent wartime with their relatives in Čáslav. At the end of war the witness served a forced labour. She wished to become a painter and after war she started at the UMPRUM in Prague. In 1948 a communist secretary, who she refused to dance with, gave her anti-state leaflets and denounced her. Along with her also her mother was arrested, who finally managed to avoid it. Eva Schwarzová was locked for four and half months and then kicked out of school. All her life she worked as a window screen arranger. After 1989 she managed to defend a title of an academic painter. Eva Schwarzová passed away on December, the 16th, 2017.

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