After finishing business academy, Jindrich Vik worked as a bank clerk. He used his spare time for amateur landscape-painting, an activity he stopped once he retired. After his wife died, he became deeply depressed. That is when his daughter, an artist, encouraged him to take up painting again. He started creating drawings and watercolors of landscapes, which represent scenes from the country life : working methods (e.g., Painting the Mangers, Catching Flies), objects (e..g, Pastry, Medicaments). The seeming naivety of his work is surpassed by his personal style, characterized by great delicacy and extreme fragility. Everything seems to be suspended in the present moment. He also returned to his lifelong hobby - geography. Although he never left the Czech Republic, he created a series of seas, sometimes situated in imaginary places (e.g., The Madrid Sea). He usually signed and dated his drawings and included a short description. He painted every day in the last two years of his life.