Josef Vaclav Myslbek
(1848 - 1922)
Josef Vaclav Myslbek was active/lived in Czech Republic. Josef Myslbek is known for sculpture.
Biography Josef Vaclav Myslbek
Josef Vaclav Myslbek (1848 -1922) was a Czech sculptor and medalist
credited with founding the modern Czech sculpting style. He studied
painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague. Afterwards he opened his
own sculpting studio. He became greatly inspired by the French
sculpting style. Josef Vaclav Myslbek influenced an entire generation of
Czech sculptors and his students include Stanislav Sucharda, Jan Stursa
and Bohumil Kafka. Myslbek's most famous work is the Statue of Saint
Wenceslas, which is located in the center of Wenceslas Square. It took
him over 20 years to complete but has since become one of Prague’s most
recognizable landmarks and a symbol of Czech statehood.
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