Karel Plicka (Biography)

Austrian-Czech, 1894 -1987
  • Born in Vienna
  • Family moved to Czech lands in 1900
  • 1909-1913 graduate of teacher training institute in Hradec Kralove
  • 1923-1937 collected folk songs and documented folk culture
  • 1924-1928 studied ethnography and musicology at the University of Bratislava
  • He was one of the founders in 1946, and the first dean of the Film Academy of Performing Arts in Prague (FAMU)
  • Named National Artist in 1968