Eva Fuka, photographer, Died at 88


Eva Fuka-Engle was born on May 5, 1927, and died on November 25, 2015.

She was an American photographer.

Eva was born in 1927 in Prague, Czechoslovakia.

In 1942, Eva attended the State School of Graphic Arts in Prague under Professor Rudolf Skopec, and later studied at the Academy of Visual Arts, from 1945 to 1950.

Eva married fellow-artist Vladimir Fuka in 1950, and gave birth to her only child, Ivana, in 1951.

A member of a group of dissident intellectuals (including Jirí Kolář, Jan Hanč, Kamil Lhoták, Jan Rychlík, Zdeněk Urbanek, and Josef Schwarz),

Eva was known for her melancholic works and surreal effects.

In 1967, Eva defected with her family to the United States.

Her first husband succumbed to diabetes in 1977, and Fuka remarried to David H Engle in 1986.

At the time of her death, she was retired, and split her time between New York City, Prague, Paris and the French Alps where she spent her summers.

Eva Fuka-Engle passed away at age 88 in November 2015.