František Kobliha (1877-1962) was a Czech painter, graphic artist and artist, a representative of the second generation of Czech symbolism, a member of the Sursum group and the Association of Czech Graphic Artists Hollar and S.V.U. Manes.

Representation in collections: Aleš South Bohemian Gallery in Hluboká nad Vltavou, Hluboká nad Vltavou, Gallery of the Capital City of Prague; Gallery of Modern Art in Hradec Králové; Gallery of Modern Art in Roudnice nad Labem; Central Bohemian Region Gallery (GASK), Kutná Hora; Karlovy Vary Art Gallery, Fine Arts Gallery in Cheb; Museum Bochum, Bochum; National Gallery in Prague; Regional Gallery in Liberec; Vysočina Regional Gallery in Jihlava; Monument of National Literature; North Bohemian Gallery of Fine Arts in Litoměřice

Selection of exhibitions: František Kobliha exhibited since 1911 as a member of S.V.U. Mánes and since 1923 also separately. 2018 František Kobliha: Women of My Dreams, Smečky Gallery, Prague; 2013 František Kobliha: Poems of the Night, Gallery of Modern Art in Roudnice nad Labem; 2005 František Kobliha (1877-1962): Selection from a graphic work from the collections of the Gallery of Fine Arts in Ostrava and the Gallery of Modern Art in Hradec Králové, Vlašský dvůr, Kutná Hora; 1997 František Kobliha, Regional Gallery in Liberec; 1990 František Kobliha: Graphics, Gallery of Modern Art in Roudnice nad Labem, 1984, František Kobliha: Graphics, Moravian Gallery in Brno, Brno; 1973 František Kobliha: Selection from a Life Work, Regional Gallery, Hradec Králové, 1970 František Kobliha: 1877 - 1962, Hollar Gallery, Prague; 1943 František Kobliha: Flowers and Ballads, Poš Gallery, Prague 1; 1923 František Kobliha: Graphic Works, Krasoumná jednota (House of Artists), Prague

Kobliha studied at the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague and subsequently at the Academy of Fine Arts (1901-1905) with Professor František Ženíšek. After graduating, he began experimenting with printing, as a graphic artist is considered a self-taught artist. Kobliha became known in 1910 at the Brno exhibition of the Sursum group, later he became its chairman. A year later, however, he left Sursum and began contributing his theoretical texts and illustrations to the magazine Moderní Revue, which, among other things, published graphics by Odilon Redon, Toulouse-Lautrec and Felix Valloton. These artists inspired Donut to work with fine woodcuts. He worked with poetic themes, which he also drew from literature, and with his approach he brought symbolism almost to surrealism and artificialism. Later, he became more conservative in his work, painting Šumava or Tatra landscapes, studies of natural history, plants and insects, or views of Prague. In 1923 he became a member of the Association of Czech Graphic Artists Hollar, which he also chaired from 1934.