Vladimir Suchánek

Feb 12, 1933

Vladimir Suchánek is a Czech graphic artist and postage stamp designer.
He graduated from the Pedagogical University in 1954 and The Academy of Art in Prague in 1961. His work has been exhibited in many major collections.
The former musician played in the sixties together with other stamp designers in a band named Grafièanka.
He is the designer of several stamps for the Czech Republic, but he also was the designer of the stamp for the 1000th anniversary of the death of St. Adalbert in 1997. This stamp was released in the Czech Republic, Hungary, Germany, Poland and the Vatican.
He currently is President of the Hollar Society, the leading Czech graphic art organisation.
Vladimír Suchánek was born on 12 February 1933 in Nové Město nad Metují. He studied at Charles University in Prague, under Professors Bouda, Lidický and Salcman, and at the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague, where he specialized in graphic arts under Professor Silovský. He specialises in graphic arts, painting, book illustrations, stamp designs and bookplates.
Vladimiír Suchánek is a member of HOLLAR, the Association of Czech Graphic Artists. Since 1995, he has served as President of the Association.
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