Emil Filla, Czech, French, 1882 to 1953, oil painting on board depicting a Cubist composition. Signed lower left. Framed. An abstract sketch painting is on the backside. The Shannon wax seal is on the backside. Emil Filla is known for Cubist still life painting and sculpture. The beginnings of modern Czech art and painting, particularly Cubism, are inextricably linked with the name Emil Filla. After training under Franz Thiele and Vlaho Bukovac at the Prague Fine Arts Academy, he traveled extensively before joining other young artists, among them Prochazka and Kubin, to found the group Osma, the Group of Eight, in 1907. The group was oriented toward both the Paris Fauves and the German movement Die Brucke. One of a kind artwork.