Anna Zemánková, ‘Untitled’, ca. 1970, Drawing, Collage or other Work on Paper, Pastel, ink and satin on paper, Cavin-Morris Gallery
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Anna Zemánková

Untitled, ca. 1970

Pastel, ink and satin on paper
17 3/4 × 13 in
45.1 × 33 cm
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Location
New York
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Anna Zemánková
Czech, 1908–1986
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“I am growing flowers that are not grown anywhere else,” said Anna Zemánková in describing her artwork. Throughout her often troubled life Zemánková cultivated a unique personal botany in crayon, ink and oil pastel, creating her own singular realm of emotionally-charged lyrical abstraction.

Zemánková was born in Moravia (today part of the Czech Republic) and worked as a dental technician before marrying a military officer and subsequently dedicated herself to raising four children.

It wasn’t until Zemánková was in her early fifties that she started drawing. During the pre-dawn hours, Zemánková listened to classical music and drew anomalous biomorphic forms that quivered and pulsated with a life of their own.
In the absence of gallery shows, Zemánková held “open house” exhibitions every few years, and her work came to the attention of Jean Dubuffet who included several of her pieces in the Collection de l’Art Brut Lausanne, the world’s most notable collection of Outsider Art.

Anna Zemánková, ‘Untitled’, ca. 1970, Drawing, Collage or other Work on Paper, Pastel, ink and satin on paper, Cavin-Morris Gallery
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Anna Zemánková
Czech, 1908–1986
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“I am growing flowers that are not grown anywhere else,” said Anna Zemánková in describing her artwork. Throughout her often troubled life Zemánková cultivated a unique personal botany in crayon, ink and oil pastel, creating her own singular realm of emotionally-charged lyrical abstraction.

Zemánková was born in Moravia (today part of the Czech Republic) and worked as a dental technician before marrying a military officer and subsequently dedicated herself to raising four children.

It wasn’t until Zemánková was in her early fifties that she started drawing. During the pre-dawn hours, Zemánková listened to classical music and drew anomalous biomorphic forms that quivered and pulsated with a life of their own.
In the absence of gallery shows, Zemánková held “open house” exhibitions every few years, and her work came to the attention of Jean Dubuffet who included several of her pieces in the Collection de l’Art Brut Lausanne, the world’s most notable collection of Outsider Art.

Anna Zemánková

Untitled, ca. 1970

Pastel, ink and satin on paper
17 3/4 × 13 in
45.1 × 33 cm
Contact For Price
Location
New York
Have a question? Visit our help center.
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