Restored tomb of Czech painter Josef Šíma unveiled in Paris

The restored tomb of Czech modernist painter Josef Šíma was unveiled this Tuesday at the Thiais Cemetery, near Paris, in the presence of the Czech ambassador to France, Michel Fleischmann.

The France-based painter, who was born in Jaroměř, is considered one of the greatest Czech artists of the 20th century. He collaborated with many French artists, notably with the group called Le grand jeu.Eleven works by Josef Šíma, including his famous painting Orpheus, will be on display at the Czech Embassy in Paris until the end of July. The exhibition is free and open to the public.

Author: Ruth Fraňková