Bedřich Havránek (1821-1899) was a Czech painter, illustrator and pedagogue who lived and worked in the 19th century, classified as Romantic.

Representation in collections: His work is represented in the collections of NG in Prague, GASK in Kutná Hora, GAVU in Ostrava, Regional Gallery of Vysočina in Jihlava, Regional Gallery in Liberec, North Bohemian Gallery of Fine Arts in Litoměřice, Gallery of Modern Art in Roudnice nad Labem, Gallery Karlovy Vary, the Aleš South Bohemian Gallery in Hluboká nad Vltavou, the Museum of Art in Olomouc, the Gallery of Fine Arts in Náchod and the National Literature Memorial.

Selection of exhibitions: Havránek's work was represented at the exhibition Krasoumné jednota in Žofín in 1884. Since then, it has been regularly commemorated at exhibitions mapping 19th century art in Bohemia. The last time we met him was at the exhibition Biedermeier - Art and Culture in the Czech Lands 1814 - 1848 in the Riding Hall of Prague Castle (2008); My Homeland: Tribute to Czech Landscape Painting, ibid (2015) or at the exhibition Light, Dusk and Darkness (Art of the Czech 19th Century), Exhibition Hall "13" in Pilsen (2017).

Bedřich Havránek was born in Prague, his father was a criminal official, his mother was of French origin. Havránek grew up in an intellectual environment and received a good education at the Antonín Mánes Academy. After his death, he continued his studies first with Christian Ruben and later with Max Haushofer. After completing his studies, he traveled around Europe, then spent his whole life in Prague, where he could devote himself fully to painting without his own family and financial worries. There was interest among Havránek's paintings among collectors.

Under the influence of Antonín Mánes, Havránek devoted himself to romantic depictions of landscapes, regularly working in the open air. Due to Haushofer's influence, details appear more in his paintings. In addition to the landscape, Havránek also painted architecture. Later, Havránek left the idealized depiction of the landscape and focused on a more realistic capture of time of day and working with light using subtle shades of color. During his life, Havránek developed a painting technique combining oil and watercolor, which allowed him to capture even the smallest details. Havránek received contemporary criticism with admiration.