Jan Sekera was an art historian and gallerist. From the 1960s until 1987 he was the head of the Benedikt Rejt Gallery. Sekera was never politically active. He was the author of the collection system and used his wits to find ways for the gallery to purchase unofficial art even after 1968. Sekera describes how he composed committees in order to make the purchase of unofficial artists possible. An example of his unorthodox approach is how he was able to move money designated for road repairs into an art fund. In the 1990s, he became the head of České muzeum výtvarných umění (Czech Museum of Fine Arts).
- Louny, Czech Republic
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- Lomová, Johana
Sekera, Jan, and Olaf Hanel. 1995. Krajina duše: české výtvarné umění přelomu 19. a 20. století. Praha: České muzeum výtvarných umění.