We were happy that we lived to see the liberation. But as the Communists took over our sawmill, our family suffered a catastrophe
Eva Václavková was born on May 4th of 1935 in Spálov near the city of Odra in Moravské Sudety (Moravian Sudetenland). After the Munich agreement, the area become part of Nazi Germany. Eva Václavková witnessed the liberation of Spálov by the Red Army. Her father was a co-owner of a steam sawmill where more than thirty people had been employed. After the February 1948, the sawmill had been nationalised by the Communists regime. After that, her father had been working as a driver. Eva showed talent for both visual arts and music. She graduated in Russian language and Visual Arts at the Faculty of Eduaction in Brno. During the last year of study in Brno, she was admitted to the Academy of Fine Arts in Praha to study painting. During her studies, she transferred to DAMU to study stage design. From 1961 to 1972, she was a stage designer at the Slezské Theatre in Opava. In 1971, she had been attacked by an unknown assailant and suffered a cranial trauma with lifelong consequences. After leaving the theatre, she has been making her living by creating visual art. She has been living in Opava.