1919-1985 (Czechoslovakia)

Although he had studied at the Fine Arts Academy of Prague, Křížek was primarily a self-taught polymath, whose primitivist stone sculptures were reminiscent of the ancient artefacts he admired. His inclusion by Michel Tapié in the first exhibition at le Foyer d’Art Brut led to a second solo show, respect from leading artists and critics, and multiple collaborations and commissions. In 1962 Křížek retired to become a beekeeper.