He studied art in Prague until 1915 and became a productive artist and a close friend of the architect Karel Chochola. Much like him, he supported the Czech resistance in World War II. He was also arrested and interned in the Flossenburg concentration camp. Unlike Chochola, he survived the war.
Many of his pictures are part of the collection at the South Bohemian Museum (Jihočeské muzeum) in České Budějovice.