Sculptor and university teacher, ex-dean of Faculty of Fine Arts in Brno (University of Technology). Graduated from SUPŠ and AVU in Prague, in 1987 co-established the famous informal art group Tvrdohlaví. Since 1998, Michal has been working as senior lecturer at Faculty of Fine Arts in Brno and teaches at UMPRUM in Prague. In 1995, he was awarded the prestigious Jindřich Chalupecký award. In 2009, Michal was appointed a professor.
The bronze Horse in the Pilsen park is in its very first place in the public space. It travelled to the park straight from a foundry. It is the third horse from the sculpture called Rider. I finished the whole sculpture in fibreglass castings a few years ago. It consists of three horse statues and one horse with
a rider. In order to be able to exhibit the sculpture even in the exterior, I gradually began to cast the statues in bronze. During that time I have exhibited the statues separately. I hope to see it once exhibited as a whole, for example in one of the Czech towns within the Sculpture Line. However, I am
not in a hurry and I also rejoice in individual horses.