Oct. 13, 2018 – March 24, 2019
In the first exhibition of the art work of Joža Uprka in the United States, the NCSML will present stunning oil paintings, posters, and mixed media on loan from the George T. Drost Collection. Joža Uprka (1861 – 1940) was a Czech painter and graphic artist whose work combined elements of Romanticism and Art Nouveau to document the folk life of Southern Moravia. The items on display from the Drost Collection will showcase this important artist’s work. George Drost, who lives in Arlington Heights, Ill., was born in Brno in the Czech Republic and has been collecting Uprka artwork since the 1990s and has amassed a significant collection in the United States.