biography

Jaroslav Paur was born on the 25th of July 1918 in Dubí close to Kladno as the third son into the family of a work shift supervisor at Kladno mines. A student of Prof. Rotter at the Prague School of Applied Graphic Arts, he subsequently enrolled at the Ukrainian School of Arts in Prague (his tutor being Prof. Jan Ivan Kulc), and at a private school of painting of Miloš Malina, to eventually graduate from the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague. He obtained his degree from Prof. Jakub Obrovský's studio of painting at the Academy only after end the World War, in 1949.

In 1943, he married Ludmila Poláčková, a teacher (1920 – 2004); in 1945 a daughter named Markéta was born into the family which settled in Kladno, and in 1963 moved to Prague where Jaroslav Paur used the opportunity to take over Prof. Vratislav Nechleba's studio, in Americká Street No. 2 in Vinohrady, boasting a roof terrace overlooking the whole city.

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