Zdeněk Tmej (Biography)

Czech, 1920-2004
  • Born in Prague
  • 1933-1936 attends secondary school near Prague, and then in Prague
  • apprenticeship with photographer Karel Hajek begins in 1936
  • attends the State School of Graphic Arts in 1939 for one year
  • collaboration and friendship with Vaclav Chochola and Karel Ludwig
  • forced into hard labor in Breslau, Germany, from 1942 to 1944, which he documented with approximately 100 photographs of the labor camp
  • joins Czechoslovak Fine Arts Union in 1949
  • imprisoned from 1958 to 1965
Selected Public Collections
  • Deutsches Historisches Museum (German Historical Museum), Berlin, Germany
  • Divadelni ustav (News Arts Institute – Theatre Institute), Prague, Czech Republic
  • The Moravian Gallery in Brno, Czech Republic
  • Narodni galerie v Praze (The National Gallery in Prague), Czech Republic
  • Umeleckoprumyslove muzeum v Praze (Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague), Czech Republic