He exhibited his paintings in Western Europe. The Communists wouldn’t let him go to his vernissage
Miloš Petera was born on 1 November 1937 in Hradec Králové into the family of a First Republic police officer. Before the war began, he and his parents moved to Dvůr Králové nad Labem. His grandmother looked after him. He liked to draw. During the war, his father had to serve in the orderly service in the Terezín concentration camp. After the war, his father was promoted to the command corps in Herlikovice, but the communists sent him into retirement. Miloš went to Brno to study at the School of Arts and Crafts. While studying, he played in a band with Eva Pilarová and after school he joined the design studio of the Juta 1 company. As a holder of blue booklet, he was exempted from military service, he got married in 1967 and lost his job in 1969 for writing anti-occupation slogans. In 1973 he began selling his paintings to the West through ART Centrum Praha. In 1981 he obtained registration with the Czech Fine Arts Fund. He exhibited alone and with other artists in the Czechoslovakia and abroad. From 1990 to 2003 he was a member of the board of the Union of Visual Artists. He received several awards for his lifetime work, and in 2022 he lived and painted in Dvůr Králové nad Labem.