Born in Moravia, Czechoslovakia on July 4, 1884. Jurecka studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague. By 1919 he had moved to southern California and was active in the Los Angeles art scene. By the early 1930s he had settled in Claremont where he taught sculpture at Pomona College until 1949. He died there on Jan. 13, 1959. Exh: Calif. Art Club, 1919-25.
Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"American Art Annual
1919-33; Who's Who in American Art
1936-59; Southern California Artists
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