Josef Lada

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Josef Lada. A Czech Christmas - I've just saw such a calender :)

Josef Lada. A Czech Christmas Cave 01. undated

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Children's book illustration by the Czech artist Josef Lada.

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Illustration and book art with a literary bent. Focus on international illustrated books and Surrealism.

Dosavadní rekord má Ladův obraz Ponocný z roku 1947.

Fotogalerie: Dosavadní rekord má Ladův obraz Ponocný z roku 1947.

Dosavadní rekord má Ladův obraz Ponocný z roku 1947.

History/Czech Christmas/llustration by Josef Lada

Happy Birthday, Josef Lada!

A Czech Christmas wouldn't be complete without Josef Lada's simply drawn carolers, snow-covered villages and nativity scenes. Josef Lada was born on December 17, 1887, in Hrusice. He was a Czech painter and writer and best known as the illustrator of Jaroslav Hašek's WWI 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. Josef Lada Born in the small village of…