Czech painter and graphic artist (1861-1940). Autograph signature. [Postmark: Hroznová Lhota. Oblong 8vo (postcard). ½ page.
Inscribed to the German dermatologist Alwin Scharlau. - The son of an amateur painter, Uprka studied at the academies in Prague and Munich, specializing in themes of Southern Moravian folk life and combining elements of Romanticism and Art Nouveau. In the 1880s he bought a house in Hroznová Lhota which quickly advanced to a popular meeting place for noted Czech artists. - Traces of a postmark; several small ink spots. Self-addressed by the collector on the reverse. The Mecklenburg physician Scharlau (b. 1888) assembled a collection of artists' autographs by personal application.