Born in Hradec nad Moravicí, he completed his studies at the Arts and Crafts School of Sculpture and Stonemasonry in Brno. In 1959-1963, he worked as a stonemason with prof. Karel Hladík. After graduating from the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague (prof. Makovský and prof. Lidický), he completed internships in Stuttgart and at Académie des Beaux-Arts in Paris. He has been a teacher since 1990 and a professor since 1992 at the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague.
One of the big head
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Big heads or other heads like lightbulbs are my long-term topic. A human head is a mysterious object, it can glow with ideas, goodness and can be blocked by stupidity and aggression. By looking at them we can reflect on who we are. I've been making the heads since 1970s. Four of them (2 metres high) were showed in 2011 on the Jan Palach square, in 2013 in front of the National Library of Technology and at Landscape Festival in Prague. In 2016, some of them were destroyed by drunks in České Budějovice. Now one of them is right here. New Town Hall is famous for defenestration of the town councilors in 1419. Let's hope that nothing like that will happen again. It's all in our heads.