He was borned on 8th March 1950 in Klášterec nad Ohří. He studied as latheman (1968), blacksmith and locksmith (1977). He studied museum conservation (master work in 1978) in Moravské museum in Brno and by prof. J. Kruise in Secondary school of Arts and Crafts in Prague. In 1992 he obtained scholarship from EU and UNESCO - Centro Europeo di Formazione degli artigiani per la conservazione del patrimonio architettonico in Venezia (Italy) and was certify as Art Blacksmith and Restorer of Metal (by prof. A. Habermann). During period from 1979 to 1991 he was working in Regional Museum of Chomutov as restorer of various materials and of arts and crafts objects made of metal. Since 1991 he has been self-employed. He is a member of UVU Praha - Association of Sculptors in Bohemia, Moravia and Silesia; Association of Restorers Prague (see www.asociacerestauratoru.cz). He is also a member of Centro Europeo, restorer of metals EU, San Servollo, Italy (1992). He is restorer of cold and fire weapons. Beside art smithery he pursues metal sculptures - modelling of noble metal by welding and by classic smithery method. Typical features of his sculptures are slight and elongated forms. He expresses dramatic and biblical topics. He also produces works for architecture (artsmith complements and sculptures). He is also interested in photography and painting.

Individual exhibitions:
1988 – Praha, Ústav teorie informace automatizace ČSAV
1989 – Chomutov, Regional Museum
1991 – Stolberg (SRN), Gallery Peters
1992 – Klášterec nad Ohří, Gallery Meloun
1994 – Mělník, Gallery 'In tower' (with J. Valt)
1998 – Klášterec nad Ohří, castle (with J. Kůsová a J. Valt)
Collective exhibition (sample):
1988 – 1993, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2001 – Helfštýn castle (Czech Rep.), International Meeting of Art blacksmiths
1991 – Aachen (Germany), 2nd World Congress of Blacksmiths
1993 – Praha, Mánes, Exhibition of Contemporary Czech Art of Sculpture
1996 – Klášterec nad Ohří, castle, Renaissance - Return to Man
1996 – Aachen (Germany), 3rd World congress of blacksmiths
1998 – Klášterec nad Ohří (Czech Rep.), EUROKOV ‘98
1999 - Olbernhau (Germany), Smiths' meeting
2000 - Cloppenburg (Germany), 4th International blacksmith' convention
2000 – Bad Aibling (Germany), Animal Abstract - 'Internationalle Metallgestalter'
2000 – Klášterec nad Ohří (Czech Rep.), EUROKOV 2000
2001 – Prague (Czech Rep.), Prague castle, Lobkowitz palace – Metal sculpture
2001 – Prague (Czech Rep.), National Gallery - Veletržní palace, 4th salon of the Architecture community
2001 – Bad Hall (Austria), Fantasy in metal
2001 - Olbernhau (Germany)
2002 – Klášterec nad Ohří (Czech Rep.), EUROKOV 2002
2002 – Immenstadt (Germany), Live and work on the water
2002 – Tours de force (France), 'Exposition musee le secq des Tournelles, eglise Saint-Ouen de Rouen'
2002 - Klášterec nad Ohří, zámek, IX. výstava minerálů a hornické historie
2003 - Náměšť nad Oslavou, zámek, mezinárodní setkání výtvarníků a výstava plastik
2003 - Klášterec nad Ohří, zámek, Pocta Brokoffům trochu jinak, výstava plastik a obrazů s mezinárodní účastí
2003 - Praha, Galerie Václava Špály, Hlava a Portrét, výstava Sdružení sochařů Čech, Moravy a Slezska
2004 – Klášterec nad Ohří, zámek - EUROKOV 2004 – výstava plastik s mezinárodní účastí
2005 – Náměšť nad Oslavou, zámek – „Setkání 2“ – mezinárodní setkání výtvarníků, výstava plastik
2006 – Helfštýn castle (Czech Rep.), International Meeting of Art blacksmiths
2006 - Klášterec nad Ohří, the Castle - EUROKOV 2006 – Exhibition of Sculptures with International attendance
2007 – Rakovnik (Czech Rep), Rabas’ gallery, Prague’s painters association, Association of Sculptors in Bohemia, Moravia and Silesia
2007 - Náměšť nad Oslavou, the Castle – park, „Meeting 3“ – International Meeting of Artists and Sculpture exhibition in the Castle
2007 - Baarn (Netherland), J. Kusova, L. Stenko, K. Meloun, H. Kisza
2007 - Prague (Czech Rep.), Waldesovo museum, Galerie 10, New association of Prague Artists and Association of Sculptors from Bohemia, Moravia and Silesia
2008 - Brussel (Belgium), Metal Sculpture, Brussel 2008, European Parliament
2008 - Klášterec nad Ohří, the Castle - EUROKOV 2008 – Exhibition of Sculptures with International attendance
2007 - Náměšť nad Oslavou, the Castle – park, „Meeting 4“ – International Meeting of Artists and Sculpture exhibition in the Castle
2009 - Klášterec nad Ohří, Galerie Kryt - Klášterecký MišMaš
2010 - Klášterec nad Ohří, the Castle, XVI. exhibition of minerals and mining history
Prizes from international Hefaiston meetings in Helfštýn castle:
1989 – Honest appreciation for presented sculptures
1991 – Honest appreciation for sculpture Pressures
1992 – Extraordinary price for sculptures Fighter I and Fighter II
1993 – First prize in category (appreciation for sculpture Contrast II)
1996 – First prize in category chamber sculpture for Klášterec's Venus, Klášterec's Jacob II and Homage to Dalí
1997 – First prize in main category for sculpture Homage to Gaudí
Realisations:
  • Commemorate the Victims of Wars and Violence, Klášterec nad Ohří, Czech Rep.
  • Commemorate the Victims of Wars and Violence, Račetice, Czech Rep.
  • Fighter no. 94 230, sculpture, Regional museum, Chomutov, Czech Rep.
  • Homo sapiens sapiens, sculpture, present for president V. Havel
  • Fountain of Friendship, international project, Aachen, Germany (1991)
  • Gateway to Europe, international project, Aachen, Germany (1996)
  • Madonna from Helfštýn 'Helfštýnská Madona', sculpture, Helfštýn castle, Czech Rep. (1999)
  • Klášterec's woman (judicious), Klášterec nad Ohří, Czech Rep. (2002)
  • Muses, International project, Klášterec nad Ohří (2004)
  • Meeting 2, International project, Náměšť nad Oslavou (2005)
  • Homage to Klášterec´s Brokoff s, Sculpture, square in Klášterec nad Ohří (2006)
  • Spirales, International project, Klášterec nad Ohří (2006)
  • Meeting 3, International project, Náměšť nad Oslavou (2007)
  • Klášterecký pramen, Lázně Klášterec nad Ohří (2008)
  • Městský pramen, Lázně Klášterec nad Ohří (2008)
  • Voda, International project, Lázně Klášterec nad Ohří (2008)
  • Meeting 4, International project, Náměšť nad Oslavou (2009)
  • International project, Bečov nad Teplou (2009)
  • Hrající fontána, Lázně Klášterec nad Ohří (2009-2010)
  • Městská knihovna v Jirkově, vývěsní štít Vila Kludský (2010)
    and in private collections (e.g. Canada, USA, Sweden, Italy, Germany, Great Britain etc.)

  • Šperky (výběr):
    Restorer works (sample):
  • Project Venedikt (Venezia, Italy) – technological procedures during restoration entrance gate - forged by bronze gate into basilica of St. Mark (in cooperation with M. Polian and I. Kitzberger)
  • John the Baptist Church (Kadaň)
  • The Fourteen Helpers Monastery (Kadaň)
  • The Bank bulding (Kadaň)
  • The Trinity Church (Klášterec nad Ohří)
  • Church of Our Lady the Comforter (Klášterec nad Ohří)
  • Regional museum in Chomutov (weapons, chests, truhly, other metal items)
  • Archeological institute in Most
  • Barokní okovaná plátovaná vrata, zámek v Klášterci nad Ohrí (2005)
  • Representation in literature (sample):                                                                                              (details...)
  • Second World Congress of Smiths in Aachen, Germany, 1991
  • Handwerkshammer Aachen, Brunnen des Friedens – Zweiter Weltkongres der Schmiede Handwerkskammer Aachen Mai, Germany, 1991
  • Marek J.: Karel Meloun, catalogue, Okresní muzeum Chomutov, Czech Rep., 1989
  • Výstava současného českého sochařství, catalogue, Mánes, Prague, Czech Rep., 1993
  • I maestri Italiani del ferro Battuto a cura di Giuseppe Ciscato, Italy, 1998
  • Metall Design International, annual book, Germany, 1999
  • Tierisch Abstrakt – Internationale Metallgestalter – austelung, catalogue, Germany, 2000
  • Katalog Asociace restaurátorů, Asociace restaurátorů, Prague, Czech Rep., 2000
  • Meilach, D., Z.: Direct Metal Sculpture (A Schiffer Art Book), USA 2001
  • Sagenhaft-fantasien in metall, catalogue, Bad Hall - Oberöstereich, Germany, 2001
  • 4. salón Obce architektů, Prague, Czech Rep., 2001
  • Slovník českých a slovenských výtvarných umělců VIII., Výtvarné centrum Chagall, Ostrava, Czech Rep., 2002
  • Tours de force, Exposition musee le secq des Tournelles, eglise Saint-Ouen de Rouen, France, 2002
  • Leben und am Wasser, katalog zur Euregio-Ausstellung in Immenstadt, Germany, 2002
  • Valeš V., Kadaňsko výtvarné, SKKS Chomutov, 2003
  • Meeting 2003, katalog letního mezinárodního setkání výtvarníků, Zámek Náměšť nad Oslavou, 2003
  • Hlava a portrét, sdružení sochařů Čech, Moravy a Slezska, katalog, Galerie Václava Špály, Praha, 2003
  • Meeting II 2005, Catalogue of Summer International Meeting of Artists in the Castle in Náměšť nad Oslavou, 2005
  • Metal plastic, Komensky’s museum in Prerov, catalogue, 2006
  • Eurokov – catalogue of international meetings of artists and art blacksmiths 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006 + Karel Meloun, Klasterec nad Ohri
  • Painters Association, Association of Sculptors in Bohemia, Moravia and Silesia, Catalogue – plastics and paintings, Rabas’ gallery in Rakovnik, 2007
  • Meeting III 2007, Catalogue of Summer International Meeting of Artists in the Castle in Náměšť nad Oslavou, 2007
  • Catalogue – Baarn, Netherland J. Kusova, L. Stenko, K. Meloun, H. Kisza
  • Metal Sculpture, Brussel 2008, European Parliament
  • Meeting 4 2009, Catalogue of Summer International Meeting of Artists in the Castle in Náměšť nad Oslavou, 2009
  • Mathew S. Clarke: From Fire to Form - Sculpture from the Modern Blacksmith and Metalsmith, Schiffer Publishing, USA, 2009
  • Hephaistos journal (international journal, Germany)...
  • Hefaiston journal (Muzeum J.A.Komenského, Přerov, Czech Republic)...
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