1910 Born on September 2, 1919 in Prague.
1936-42 He studied decorative painting at the School of Arts and Crafts in Prague (Prof. Z. Kratochvíl and J. Benda).
1942 He was hired by the Czech Theatre in Olomouc as a stage designer.
1942-59 He worked at Olomouc theatre as the artistic director of the ensemble. He also dealt with illustrations, murals and decorative painting.
1957 He received the Silver Badge of the Theatre Harvest for the past season.
1959-88 He was a leading set designer at the National Theatre in Prague. In addition to his stage work, he also worked in the field of exhibitions (exhibition of postage stamps, exhibition of Czechoslovak arts in Moscow, exhibition of Jewellery Jablonex).
1960 He realized B. Smetana’s The Bartered Bride for the State Opera in Reykjavík, thus beginning a long-term collaboration with leading European stages.
1968 Received the Oldřich Stibor Prize for outstanding stage productions of H. de Montherlant’s The Dead Queen, M. Vacek Dear Seven Robbers and G. Šmejlov the Viper. He was appointed a deserving member of the Oldřich Stibor Theatre in Olomouc for his long and devoted work. He was awarded the honorary title of Merited Artist for his successful scenographic work.
1971 He received the Klement Gottwald State Prize, which he won together with other creators of S. Prokofiev’s production War and Peace on the stage of the National Theatre in Prague.
He was awarded an honorary prize awarded by the Ministry of Culture of the USSR for his active participation in the preparation and execution of the same work during the Days of Soviet Culture in the Czechoslovak Socialist Republic.
He was awarded a gold medal for the Prague Quadrennial – an international exhibition of stage design and theatre architecture.
1971-72 He was the first Czech artist to create a stage and costume set for the entire Ring of the Niebelungs for the Royal Flemish Opera in Antwerp.
1973 He won the award of the USSR Ministry of Culture for the stage design of A. Dvořák’s opera Devil and Káča at the Festival of Dramatic and Musical Works of Czechoslovak Authors at the State Russian Opera and Ballet Theatre in Donetsk.
He won a gold medal as the best foreign set designer at the international exhibition of theatre art and architecture, which was held as part of the XII. Biennial of Fine Arts in São Paulo.
1979 He was awarded the L. Janáček Medal for services to the dissemination and promotion of the composer’s work.
1983 He won a commemorative medal for the 100th anniversary of the opening of the National Theatre in Prague.
2014 He died in Olomouc at the age of 95.