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Emil Hlavica ( 28. 4. 1887 Vsetín - 7. 4. 1952 in Brno ) - sculptor, graphic artist


He studied at the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague under prof. Kastner and at the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague under prof. J. V. Myslbek. After graduation he worked with him. During the First World War he taught at the grammar school in Rakovnik. Then he was an assistant drawing technician in Brno. After years of teaching, he devoted himself to sculpture, focused on portraiture and monumental work, and also on medals, drawing, graphics and illustration. He drew ideas for his work from Wallachia, although he lived mainly in Brno. He is the author of the monument of B. Smetana in Holesov, T. G. Masaryk in Valasské Mezirici, Leos Janacek in Stramberk, sculptural decorations of the capital city of Prague. altars of the Episcopal Cathedral in Hradec Kralove.


Exhibitions:
1923 - Prague, Topic's salon, 1934 - Valasské Mezirici ( with his brother Frantisek Hlavica ) , 1935 - Valasské Mezirici, 1939 - Luhacovice.

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