Emil Králík

Feb. 21, 1880 in Prague (Praha), Czechia
June 26, 1946 in Prague (Praha), Czechia

Influenced by Viennese Modernism, he began working as an assistant at the Institute for Architectural and Ornamental Drawing after completing his studies at the Technical University in Prague. Drawing and his work as a teacher and professor will always accompany his architectural career.From 1910 he worked as an independent architect in Brno. When Czechoslovakia was founded, he became the first professor of the newly established architecture department at the Brno University of Technology. Some of Brno's famous architects like Jindřich Kumpošt and Josef Kranz were his students. His best-known work is the design of the exhibition centre in Brno. Due to the occupation of Czechoslovakia and the closure of Czech schools and universities, drawing became his main task. The National Socialists imprisoned him in the Svatobořice concentration camp. Although he survived the liberation, he eventually died as a result of serious illness.



Brno, Czechia
Brno Exhibition Centre