Jiri Kolàr was born in 1914 in Protivin, Czech Republic. Died in 2002 in Prague.
Jirí Kolár comes from a modest family. He studied carpentry before practicing various professions. He exhibited for the first time in 1937 collages « poétistes ». His creation takes form of collages using texts and images printed. In 1942, he founded « Groupe 42 » which celebrates « l'enchantement de la technique ». Banned from publication and exhibition during the period of « Normalisation », signatory of Charter 77, Jirí Kolár emigrated to Paris in 1980. It's in the French capital, he founded the journal K devoted to artist of Czech origin living in exile.