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Naděžda Plíšková (1934 -1999)

Naděžda Plíšková was a Czech graphic artist and poet. Graphics, object, and poetry, focusing on gender inequality under state socialism, form her main artistic output.

Plíšková enrolled at the Prague Academy of Arts in 1954. Like many Czech female artists of her generation, she devoted herself to printmaking, which next to poetry, was her main means of expression. The political environment of the late 1960s, characterised by progressive liberalisation, was a formative experience for her. Impressed by New Realism and Pop Art, which were gradually introduced at Czech exhibitions and in local magazines, she started making large format prints that encompassed everyday issues as their theme.