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Ota Nalezinek was born on Sunday, May 4, 1930 in Lomnice nad Popelkou (former Czechoslovakia) as eldest of three children to Josef Nalezinek, a violinist with the philarmonic orchestra in Ostrava and his wife Marie, a textile worker.

Ota graduated from high school in Ostrava in 1948 and inscribed at the teacher’s college in Prague. He became a fully trained art and history teacher in 1953 and has been assigned to work in high schools in the Rumburk/Děčín region in the north of Bohemia. During his career he became vice-headmaster.

He emigrated in 1969 via Vienna, Austria to Luxembourg where he became a fulltime artist. In 1976, he has been awarded the prestigious Prix Grand-Duc Adolphe and became a luxembourgish citizen in 1977.

He is the father to two children, the grandfather of two and great-grandfather of one. 

Ota Nalezinek passed away on January 16th 2022 in Melnik, CZ.


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