Petr Hora – Perfection in Glass

Petr Hora Glass Artist

Key Points
Born 1949 in Brno, Czechoslovakia // 1965 – 1967 Glassmaking school, Chlum u Třeboně // 1967-1971 High School of Applied Arts for Glassmaking in Železný
Brod. // AWARDS: 1980 Applied Arts Quadriennial, Erfurt, Germany // 1983 and 2011 Bavarian State Prize and Gold Medal, Munich, Germany // 2004 Michigan Glass Month Award of Excellence, USA // 2006 Jurors Award, Muskegon Museum of Art, Award of Excellence, USA 

Public Collections (selection)
Bohemian Art Glass Museum, Karuizawa (Japan) // Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh (USA) // Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk (USA) // Corning Museum of Glass, Corning (USA) // Mobile Museum of Art, Mobile (USA) // Seven Bridges Foundation – Greenwich (USA)  // The Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University (USA) // The John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota (USA) // Imagine Museum, St.Petersburg (USA) // Achilles – Stiftung, Hamburg (Germany)


Petr Hora began his studies in 1965 at the Applied College of Glassmaking in Železný Brod, where Stanislav Libenský acted as Director. In 1971 Hora began working at the Beránek glass factory in Skrdlovice. Hora advanced with the company, and in 1987 he became the Director. After the Velvet Revolution, all the factories that had been taken over by the government were returned to the original owners. This event was the catalyst for Hora’s establishment of his own studio. Hora´s colored glass objects which are perfectly worked in a craftsman manner, are based on basic geometric shapes. The overall refined quality of his sculpture is often enhanced by the juxtaposition of matte and polished surfaces. But always present, is a subtle and mysterious light deep within these free-form monochromatic sculptures, and a design sensibility inspired by modern architecture.

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