11/10/2016 to 08/01/2017
výstavní síň Masné krámy
Ivana Jonáková
Ivana Jonáková

Hugo Boettinger, a son of the Pilsen photographer Josef Böttinger, was a popular portrait painter of the high society, a creator of fragile girls’ nudes, and an author of humoristic paints known to the broad public as Dr. Desiderius at the same time. Boettinger’s portrait drawings were particularly popular, frequently exhibited and published during his life.

 In the 1920s, Dr. Desiderius contributed to a wide array of periodicals of that time and was well-known to the readers of Lidové noviny, Prager Presse and Světozor. The retrospective exhibition introduces the Boettingers’ drawings scattered to various collections and the up-to-now unprocessed collection of paintings from the collections of the Gallery of West Bohemia in Pilsen.