We are a family-run print shop specialising in intaglio printing We handle a wide range of intaglio printing techniques. We work with major artists, publishers and collectors around the world.
Today, as in the past, Dřímal Print Workshop works with top graphic artists, publishers and bibliophile publishers. Prints from our satyrs can be found literally all over the world in many distinguished private collections, galleries and museums. We specialize in the printing of art prints and currently two generations of printers work in the workshop: Milan Dřímal (1948) and his nephew Milan Dřímal (1974).
The founder of the workshop was Mirro Pegrassi, who was born in 1891 in Verona, Italy. From 1908 to 1912 he trained as a printer in the workshop of Alessandro de Piana. From 1912 until 1921 he worked as a printer for Meissenbach and Riffort Berlin. He also studied as a private pupil at the University of Applied Arts in Prague under Professor Arnošt Hofbauer and the painter Václav Jansy. Until his death in 1963, he ran this intaglio printing workshop and collaborated with leading Czech and Slovak artists such as C. Boudou, F. Gross, O. Janeček, L. Jiřincová, M. Kazdová, J. Konůpek, K. Lhoták, J. Liesler, F. Tichý and many others.
In 1964, his nephew, ac. mal. Bohuslav Knobloch, who was Pegrassi’s apprentice in 1938-43. After the war he studied at the University of Applied Arts in Jablonec nad Nisou under Professor Viktor Vorlíček. In 1948-52 he graduated from the Prague Academy of Fine Arts under the guidance of Prof. Vladimír Silovský.
Pavel Dřímal (1945) was apprenticed as a coppersmith under his great-uncle Mirro Pegrassi in 1957/60. He worked in the workshop under M. Pegrassi and B. Knobloch and in 1968 he became the head of the workshop himself. In 1974, he was awarded the title of “Master of Artistic Craft” and in 1977 he established his own studio, which was taken over by his son Milan Dřímal (the younger) after his death in 2019. This atelier is today located in Prague’s Spořilov district. Both Pavel Dřímal and Milan Dřímal are members of the Association of Czech Graphic Artists HOLLAR.
Milan Dřímal (the elder) was born in 1948 and in 1967 began working as a printer under the guidance of his uncle Bohuslav Knobloch and brother Pavel Dřímal. After his brother’s retirement, he took over the management of the workshop and in 1978 he also became “Master of Artistic Craft”. In the early 1990s he moved the original Pegrassi workshop from Smíchov’s V lesíčku Street to Dittrichova Street in Prague 2.
Milan Dřímal Jr. (*1974) graduated from the Graphic School in Hellichova Street and from childhood helped his father in his workshop. Since the 1990s he started working under the guidance of his father Pavel and has been working as a graphic artist all his life. So far, the craft and experience passed down through the generations has had its successors.