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.
Painter, draftswoman and graphic artist.
An opera singer, mezzo-soprano and alto who emigrated to West Germany after 1962.
Javelin thrower who won the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki.
Art collector, patron and founder of the Museum Kampa in Prague.
The first Czech female composer and conductor.
Journalist and member of the anti-Nazi resistance.