Jaroslav Rössler


Jaroslav Rössler (Czech, 1902-1990) trained as a photographer in František Drtikol’s studio, where he later worked. In the 1920s he experimented with abstraction and photographic technique. Alongside Jaromír Funke, Rössler is considered one of the most important representatives of Czech avant-garde and Constructivist photography. He returned to Prague in 1935 after several years in Paris and opened his own studio for commercial and utilitarian photography, which he was able to run even after the economy’s nationalization. After his retirement he once again turned his attention to free-form photographic compositions and drawing.