1897 – 1961
Born in Budweisz, Czechoslovakia in 1897. Studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague and Vienna. Showed at the Biennale. Notable for portraits.
Came to England in 1938.
Became Principal of the sculpture school at Camberwell School of Art. Sally Doig was one of his students.
He showed at the first LCC Battersea Park Sculpture show in 1948 and at the Royal Academy in 1940 and 1953. He made reliefs for the Pavilions of Power and Production for the Festival of Britain in 1951. He made a large reclining figure Draped Woman 1959 for London County Council in Hammersmith now listed. His portrait of Kokoschka is in the NPG.
He died in London 1961. There was a retrospective at South London Gallery.
Modelled then cast in ciment fondu
Ht 100 cm
Sited at the community centre Potter Street now at Harlow Museum.
The work was bought by the Trust in 1955 and had been in the artist’s garden by the river in Chiswick. Dr Vogel called it ‘Clouds’. His bronze Standing Boy (purchased in 1960) was stolen from the Water Gardens in 1967.
He is known for his portrait and figurative work and showed in London Galleries, Open air Park shows and the Festival of Britain.
See also Stolen Works Standing Boy