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Born Apr. 16, 1863, in Podebrady; died Nov. 30, 1956, in Prague. Czech painter, ethnologist, and musicolo-gist; People’s Artist (1945). Honorary professor of the Academy of Arts in Prague.
Kuba studied in Prague at a music school (1877–83) and the Academy of Arts (1891–93), in Paris at the Académic Julian (1893–95), and in Munich at the school of A. Ažbè (1896–1904). He traveled through the Slavic countries, painting scenes from the everyday life of the common people, portraits of peasants, landscapes, and still lifes (Flowers, A. S. Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow), using the impressionist plein-air tradition. He was also the author of a 15-volume anthology entitled The Slavs in Their Songs.