Born in 10.03.1900 in Litomysl, died on 22.06.1980 in Brno. Studied art at the Fine Arts Academy in Prague between 1917-1921 in the class of Prof Benesh Kysela. He was well known Czechoslovakian art professor, lecturing art staring between 1934 and 1938 at the academy in Bratislava. He exhibited regularly since 1921, including an exhibition in Paris in 1935.After 1945, Maly focused mainly on textile design and theater stage design. There are several books about his life and work.
Frantisek Maly visited Macedonia around 1934 where he made several oil paintings: St. Panteleimon church near Skopje, landscapes near Nerezi village (both of the painting are in the private collection of the author), scenes from Ohrid, Kriva Palanka, etc..