6 March 1851 Třemošná – 15 April 1901 Paris
Václav Brožík was a Czech academic painter.
From 1868 he studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague, Dresden and Munich. In 1879 he undertook a study trip to the Netherlands, where he studied ancient Flemish and Dutch painters.
He became a professor at the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague and divided the time between Prague and Paris, where he had a family, until his death. He was part of the so-called “Czech National Theater Generation”.
He became the most famous Czech painter in Europe in the last quarter of the 19th century. He was a member of the French Academy of Fine Arts, holder of the Legion of Honor and a full member of the Czech Academy of Sciences and Arts (appointed by the emperor on April 20, 1890). He has achieved great success with the public. He was honored as the greatest living Czech painter.