These white hands were digging coal down the mine
Lumír Čmerda was born on 13th November, 1930 in Pilsen. At the age of seven his mother died. He studied theology and acted as an evangelic priest. After 1948 he was taken off the state agreement so he moved to Ostrava, where he was active as a painter of promotional posters. In 1973 he returned back to Prague and was a priest in the St. Nicolas cathedral at the Old Town square and later a fine artist.