Václav Chochola (Biography)

Czech, 1923-2005
  • Born in Liben
  • 1934 secondary school in Liben
  • 1939 began his career photographing and reporting sporting events
  • 1941 apprenticed to commercial photographers and studied photography at the State School of Applied Graphics at Smichov
  • 1942 befriended photographers Karel Ludwig and Zdenek Tmej, beginning lifelong influence and collaboration
  • 1949 became member of Czechoslovak Artists’ Union
Selected Public Collections
  • District Gallery at Olomouc, Czech Republic
  • The Moravian Gallery in Brno, Czech Republic
  • Museo Universitario de Ciencias y Arte, Mexico City, Mexico
  • Museum of Contemporary Photography, Columbia College, Chicago, Illinois, USA
  • National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, USA
  • Umeleckoprumyslove muzeum v Praze (Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague), Czech Republic