Pavel Roučka was born on June 20, 1942. He studied at Secondary School of Geodesy and Carthography in Prague (1960); in 1995 went to a specialized study stay at Académie de Beaux Arts in Paris. From 1968 to 1971 devoted himself to scenography of cartoons in Belgium, since 1993 has worked as a pedagogue and lecturer (Summer Academy in Frauenau, Germany, and Academy of Fine Arts in Maastricht in Belgium). Until 1975 had concentrated exceptionally on painting, later on graphic including ex-libris, and mainly to illustration. Still he is interested in scenography, tapestry, in creating wooden objects. Since the eighties he has concentrated on painting, drawing and lithography only.
Pavel Roučka works as a lecturer of courses of painting at the Summer Academy of Arts in Bavaria. He has also experienced a study stay in France and got an award of the French government by the order Chevalier dans l´ordre des palmes academiques (The Knight of the Academic Palms Order).
For Roučka´s paintings the following is typical: expressively used figural compositions, unusually effecting colourfullness, untraditional working procedures. His artwork is represented in important galleries both in the Czech Republic, including the National Gallery, and abroad (the USA, France, Poland…) Since 1978 he has held over thirty solo exhibitions and has participated in a number of collective exhibitions at home and abroad.
Pavel Roučka, photo Martin Suchánek 2016
In Pavel Roučka´s studio, foto Martin Suchánek 2012