捷克藝術家 Vaclav Zapadlik 英文介紹： 中文意譯和普屏桌布在這裡
The 1980's and first half of the 1990's have seen a veritable flood of automotive artists pouring over the collector car scene from every corner of the globe. The common factors shared by these artists range from a deep appreciation for the history of the automobile to a desire to share this passion with the rest of the world. For one such artist, hounded by politics and stifled by bureaucrats for his work, automotive art was a love, a practice that would not only keep his passion for automobiles alive, but also aid in his exodus from a life behind the Iron Curtain. Such an artist is Vaclav Zapadlik of the Czech Republic.
Brimming with both the passion and the talent to bring his automotive visions to light, Zapadlik was born in 1943 behind the foreboding Iron Curtain, where his growing interest in American-made cars was unfortunately viewed as a threat to the Communist way of life. Self-taught and self-disciplined, many of this outstanding artist's early works were burned by enraged authorities for inclusion of an American flag waving in the background, or other such heinous crimes against the State. He found work early in his career as an automotive draftsman, but while his works were technically brilliant (he has been dubbed "The King of Automotive Draftsmanship: in Eastern Europe), they were stagnant poses as cold and lifeless as the political climate in which they were created.