Czech heroines: prominent Czech women past and present
A look back over the past centuries reveals the prominent role that women played in Czech history as rulers, politicians, artists, scientists, and athletes. The Czech Centres, the Faculty of Design and Art at the University of West Bohemia and Radio Prague International proudly present a new series celebrating women.
The Czech Heroines project offers portraits of fifty prominent Czech and Moravian women as seen through the eyes of young illustrators, students of the Ladislav Sutnar Faculty of Design and Art at the University of West Bohemia led by their mentor and teacher Renáta Fučíková.
The illustrated project Czech Heroines was inspired by the centenary of voting rights for Czech women and the 200th anniversary of the birth of the prominent Czech writer Božena Němcová. It is a joint project by the Czech Centres, the Faculty of Design and Art at the University of West Bohemia and Radio Prague International.
A successful singer who then signed and became a spokesperson for Charter 77.
Architect and designer.
A Czech-American woman who emigrated with her family to the USA after the Communist Coup d'état in 1948.
Wife of President Václav Havel.
An acclaimed film director representing the Czechoslovak New Wave.
A political prisoner who was convicted of denigrating communist leaders and hiding military deserters.