Jan Doubrava (1912-1972) came to the US at the age of 12 from Czechoslovakia. He was a painter and associate director of the art department at the New School for Social Research.
Jan Doubrava worked in the Cheney studio.
Cheney Studio was given to MacDowell by Mrs. Benjamin P. Cheney and Mrs. Karl Kauffman. Like Barnard Studio, Cheney is a low, broadly massed bungalow. Sited on a steep westward slope, its porches are supported on wooden posts and fieldstone with lattices. Although it still retains its appealing character, the original design of the shingled building…