Hana Wichterlová

Source: Czech Centres / FDULSSource: Czech Centres / FDULS

Sculptor, representative of the interwar avant-garde. She drew inspiration from the five years she spent in France. The Communist regime rejected her work. Thanks to originality of her work, she is today considered the first lady of Czech sculpture. She was the sister of chemist Otto Wichterle, the inventor of contact lenses.

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.