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…
Postcard with winter scene painting by Josef Lada. "Ceske Vanoce" means "Czech Christmas"" in English. A Postcrosser from the Czech Republic sent me this Christmas card.