The painter Josefina Mařáková (1872–1907) was born in Vienna more than 150 years ago. She received her education in arts from her father Julius Mařák, also a painter. Josefina could unofficially attend the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague only because her father had taught landscape painting there since 1887; women had been denied admittance to the academy until after 1918. German was Josefina’s mother tongue; therefore, she used the gender-uninflected version of her surname Mařák, while changing her first name from Josefina to Pepa was most likely an expression of her unconventional bearing.
Self-Portrait with Her Father is displayed at the permanent exhibition 1796–1918: Art of the Long Century in the Trade Fair Palace.
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