Karel Demel was born on February 28, 1942 in Prague.
He studied at the Prague State Conservatory playing the tuba, double bass, trombone and then at the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague in the studio of Prof. Zdeňek Sklenář and Jiří Anderle. He is an excellent artist and one of the most important Czech graphic artists of his generation. The main inspiration for his work is music and poetry. He uses a combination of different techniques such as drypoint, engraving, etching and aquatint. He is a member of the Hollar Graphic Artists Association.
Karel Demel lives and works in Prague.
1993 - Galerie Weigl, Nürnberg, Sommerhausen, Rotenturm, Galerie Hollar, Prague
1994 - Galerie U prstenu, Praha, Galerie Eupreuve Artist, Antverp, Belgie
1996 - Olomouc, Castle Buchlovice, Galerie Ikaros Slaný
1997 - Galerie Rahmen, Berlin
2001 -Traveling exhibition in Lithuania – Vilnius, Kaunas, Klaipeda, Plunge
2002 - Traveling exhibition with J. Anderle and O. Kulhánk – Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta, Bangkok, Singapore
2003 – M+K Galerie, Prague, Convetion Hall, Taiwan
2004 – Galerie Racim, Algiers
2005 – Kabinet grafiky, Prague, Gallery Yumi Hamamatsu, Japan
2007 – National Gallery of Zimbabwe, Harare, Zimbabwe
2008 – Hotel Villa, Prague, Galerie Epreuve d´Artiste, Antwerp
2010 – Galerie University Pardubice, Galerie v Lazarské, Prague
1983 - Lodz, Medal of Honor Small Forms of Graphics
1986 - Antwerp, 1st Prize Ex libris
1987 - Hanoi, 3rd Prize of the Graphics Triennial, Toronto, honorable mention Miniature Art
1988 - Malbork, medal of honor
1992 - Bratislava, Music Union Award for musical motifs in graphics