She had an eye for art. Slovakia could use at least two like Meda Mládková

Noted Czech art collector and arts patron dies at 102-year-old.

Meda MládkováMeda Mládková (Source: SITA)

“If culture remains, the nation lives.” This is a credo that Meda Mládková, an arts historian, collector and patron, lived by.

The highly educated, well-informed and tenacious lady played a crucial role in the Czechoslovak visual arts scene, despite living abroad a long time. She died at the age of 102 on May 3, 2022.

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Mládková was born in Zákupy, Western Bohemia. After the war ended, she studied in Geneva and since 1984 spend some time living in an exile – in Switzerland, France and the USA.

In an interview for Czech public radio broadcaster Český Rozhlas, she said that she was at her happiest in Paris. There she studied art history and met her husband, the economist Jan Mládek, as well as artist František Kupka, for whom she immediately started lobbying.

She cared about Slovakia

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