(1914 - 1986)
Jan Zach was active/lived in Oregon, British Columbia / Brazil, Canada. Jan Zach is known for sculptor, modernist-leaning landscape painter, educator.
Biography Jan Zach
A Czech-American, Jan Zach became a much respected sculptor of
large-scale wood and metal works, and for several decades was professor
of art on the faculty of the University of Oregon. He also was
noted for his drawings. In January through March, 2003, a major
retrospective of his work was held at the Hallie Ford Museum at
Willamette University in Salem, Oregon.
Jan Zach was born in Slany, Czechoslovakia, and was trained in Prague
as a decorator and painter during the 1930s. In 1938, he came to
the United States to work on the Czech Pavilion at the New York World's
Fair, and never returned to his native country because of World War
II. In 1940, he settled in Rio de Janiero, Brazil, where he
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