National Treasure: The Art of Joža Uprka from the George T. Drost Collection

Oct. 13, 2018 – March 24, 2019

Oct. 13, 2018 – March 24, 2019

In the first exhibition of the art work of Joža Uprka in the United States, the NCSML will present stunning oil paintings, posters, and mixed media on loan from the George T. Drost Collection. Joža Uprka (1861 – 1940) was a Czech painter and graphic artist whose work combined elements of Romanticism and Art Nouveau to document the folk life of Southern Moravia. The items on display from the Drost Collection will showcase this important artist’s work. George Drost, who lives in Arlington Heights, Ill., was born in Brno in the Czech Republic and has been collecting Uprka artwork since the 1990s and has amassed a significant collection in the United States.

Supported by George and Beth Drost

2 Comments. Leave new

  • Catherine Hickok
    January 1, 2022 9:41 AM

    Is a collection/exhibit book of Uprka available? Catherine Hickok, email.
    920370 0998.

    • Hello Catherine,

      Our Museum Store has received a new shipment of the book as an updated “Embassy Edition” that is for sale in-store, but not yet online. If you would like to place a phone order please call the Museum Store at 319.362.8500 ext. 112 and they can assist you with an order.

      Thank you!


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