Dusan Kadlec was born in Czechoslovakia in 1942. He pursued his interest in art from a very early age, ultimately studying at the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague where he received a Masters Degree in 1967. His undergraduate and graduate training focused on traditional painting techniques but he also explored aspects of sculpture, jewelry design, art restoration, and architecture. This European academic training is apparent in his painting style. The composition of his canvases reflect the tradition of the great European masters, and embodies the Romantic Classicism that is a nineteenth-century academic trademark.
After completing his masters, Dusan was fortunate to have successfully established his career. He was invited to participate in the design of Man and His World, the Czech pavilion at the 1968 World Expo in Montreal. The pavilion turned out to be one of the most popular exhibits at the fair.
Soon after the success of the Worlds Fair pavilion, unrest began to affect life in Czechoslovakia. When the Soviet Union invaded in 1968, Dusan fled his homeland and immigrated to Canada, settling in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
He found the historic charm of his newly adopted port city inspirational and began at that time what would subsequently become the focus of his life's work, recreating maritime history on canvas. From very early on, his paintings attracted attention and critical acclaim. A number of highly successful one man and two man shows with such luminaries as Jack L. Gray helped propel Dusan’s career and firmly established him as a leading maritime artist.
Since then he has continued painting in his unique old world style, gradually expanding his subject matter to include images from around the globe. His reputation as an accomplished painter continues to rise, making him one of the most respected and sought after marine and historical artists working today.Edition of 195
Image Size: 23" x 36"
s/n Giclee on Canvas
by Dusan Kadlec, Item #1039773Regular retail $1,200