Max Švabinský: "Design for a diploma of the Czech Academy of Sciences - Katz's Award". (Dr Leopold Katz)
Indian ink and pencil heightened with white on paper, dated 1933, signed lower left.
Exhibition label National Gallery Kromeriz - Prague 1973 cat. no. 375 on the reverse,
restitution from the National Gallery no. K 39 685, ex collection Rudolf Rysavy.
Leopold Katz and Czech Academy of Sciences and Arts
Leopold Katz (1854–1927) was an important patron and supporter of the Czech Academy of the Sciences and Arts. This Jewish attorney financially supported two generations of Czech painters and sculptors (for example V. Hynais, M. Aleš, J. V. Myslbek, M. Švabinský and others) and was the most important personage of the Czech-Jewish assimilation movement in the second half of the 19th century.
He is buried in the family vault at Olšany Cemetery in Prague.
Hesshaimer, Ludwig (1872-1956): Ex Libris Dr. Leopold Katz. Gebäude im Hochoval, 1920. 109 x 76 mm


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