Tomáš Winter

Assoc. Prof. PhDr. Tomáš Winter, Ph.D.

Director / Department of Art of the 19th-21st Centuries

phone: +420 221 183 501, +420 222 222 144

Director of the IAH.

Researcher at the Department of Art of the 19th–21st Centuries.

Tomáš Winter studied art history at the Faculty of Arts, Charles University (Ph.D. 2006). During his studies, he began to work at the IAH CAS where he still works today. He focuses on the history of Czech and international art of the 19th and 20th centuries and on the relationship between European and non-European art and the questions of caricature, folk art and “low” genres. He taught art history at the University of West Bohemia in Pilsen, Masaryk University in Brno, University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice and the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague where he became Associate Professor in 2015.

Since 2018 he has been teaching at Palacký University in Olomouc. He has authored dozens of journal articles, monographs in both Czech and other languages, and prepared a number of exhibitions and catalogues. He is a member of academic advisory boards and he is on the editorial boards of art history journals.

Research outputs (selection):

Tomáš Winter (ed.), Emil Holub, Praha 2023

Pavla Machalíková – Tomáš Winter – Milan Pech – Vladimír Czumalo, Jdi na venkov! Výtvarné umění a lidová kultura v českých zemích 1800–1960, Řevnice – Praha 2019.

Tomáš Winter, A Fascination with Folk Art: Modernism and the Avant-Garde in Munich, Prague and Moscow around 1913, Umění / Art LXII, 2016, No. 3–4, pp. 240–253.

Tomáš Winter, ‘A Hideously Vulgar Painting`: Flower Day by Thomas Theodor Heine / „Ohavně nevkusný obraz.“ Květinový den Thomase Theodora Heineho, Bulletin of the National Gallery in Prague XXIV, 2014, pp. 35–39, 143–146.

Tomáš Winter, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner’s ‘Negerplastik’ and the Mistake of Czech Cubists, Umění / Art LXI, 2013, No. 4, pp. 356–361.

Tomáš Winter, Palmy na Vltavě. Primitivismus, mimoevropské kultury a české výtvarné umění 1850–1950, Řevnice – Plzeň – Praha 2013.

Tomáš Winter, The Group of Fine Artists and Primitivism in the Czech Lands, Centropa XI, 2011, No. 1, pp. 19–33.

Tomáš Winter, Lovesick Exoticism. The Collection of Non-European Ethnic Art of Adolf Hoffmeister. Prague 2010.

Tomáš Winter, The Czech Avant-Garde and the Lens of Primitivism: African Art in the Photographs of Josef Sudek and Václav Zykmund, in: Wendy A. Grossman, Man Ray, African Art, and the Modernist Lens (exh. cat.), Washington, International Arts & Artists 2009, pp. 104–105.

Current projects:

‘Then I Saw a New Heaven and a New Earth …’ The Apocalypse and Art in the Czech Lands (exhibition and book) – co-author

Emil Filla´s permanent exhibition at the Chateau Peruc – co-author

Art, Gesture, Argument (Academic Award, Institute of Czech Literature, CAS) – co-investigator

Space of the exhibitions (Strategie AV 21) – co-investigator

Emil Holub (exhibition) – author of concept

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