František Kupka

Czech painter František Kupka (1871­–1957) was one of the founders of Abstractionism (alongside Kandinsky and Malevich) and Orphism. Kupka resisted being directly associated with any singular movement and instead explored several artistic movements which arose throughout the course of the 20th century. In particular, he worked closely with the Cubists and was greatly influenced by Futurist and Fauvist artists. A self-proclaimed “colour symphonist”, Kupka made it his agenda to express his inner states through the harmonies and rhythms produced solely through color and line instead of figurative and realistic elements.