Artist Karel Malich turns 90


Renowned Czech artist Karel Malich, known for color pastels and abstract wire objects which many critics and historians consider the pinnacle of Czech abstract art in the second half of the 20th century, turns 90 on Saturday. Malich began his artistic career in the late 1940s, at the time focussing on landscape painting on his native village in Holice, before later turning to more abstract and geometric work. Last year, a major retrospective of Malich's work was held at the Riding School gallery at Prague Castle.