Radek Pilař

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Born 1931. Died 1993. Video artist, illustrator, graphic artist, painter, filmmaker, director. Graduated AVU (1950-56, prof Vlastimil Rada) in Prague. Since 1963 pop art influenced film experiments. 1983 buys video camera and VCR, first video experiments. 1985 founds Animation Department at FAMU, in collaboration with B Pojar, J Jaroš and J Kubíček. 1987 initiated the founding of Video Section of the Union of Czechoslovak Artists, later Association of Video and Inter-Media Art, which he directed until his death. Since 1988 organised exhibitions of video art.

See also: Czech_Republic#Video_art