Josef Lada


Born
in Hrusice, Czech Republic
December 17, 1887

Died
December 14, 1957


Josef Lada was a Czech painter and writer.

He is best known as the illustrator of Jaroslav Hašek's World War One novel The Good Soldier Švejk. He produced nearly 600 cartoons of the Švejk characters, depicting Austria-Hungary officers and civil servants as incompetent, abusive and often drunk.

Born in the small village of Hrusice in a cobbler's family, he went to Prague at the age of 14 to become an apprentice binder. He loved to draw and paint. Entirely self-taught, he created his own style as a caricaturist for newspapers, and later as an illustrator. He wrote and illustrated the adventures of Mikeš, a little black cat who could talk.

Lada produced landscapes, created frescoes and designed costumes for plays and films. Over the years he crea
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Average rating: 4.08 · 11,693 ratings · 599 reviews · 59 distinct works
Mikeš

4.27 avg rating — 104 ratings — published 1962 — 7 editions
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O chytré kmotře lišce

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Nezbedné pohádky

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Bubáci a hastrmani

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Moje abeceda

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Lidová říkadla

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The Good Soldier Švejk

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Vianoce Josefa Ladu

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Humory

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Josef Lada Dětem

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