Czech

Jan Matulka

Jan Matulka was a Czech-American modern artist originally from Bohemia. Matulka's style ranged from Abstract Expressionism to landscapes, sometimes in the same day. Matulka was born on 7 November 1890 in Vlachovo Březí, Bohemia, then part of Austria–Hungary and now part of Czech Republic. In 1907 Jan, his parents Maria and John, and his five younger sisters moved to The Bronx. Soon after John separated from Jan's mother and left the family alone and with little money.