Jan Fišar – The Glass Sculptor

Jan Fisar in his studio

Key Points
Born 1933, deceased 2010 in the Czech Republic // 1953–59 Academy of Applied Arts, Prague // In 1966 collaboration with Prof. Stanislav Libenský and Jaroslava Brychtová on their project for the 1967 World Exposition in Montreal. // The International Exhibition of Glass, Kanazawa, Japan, 1990 silver award and 1995 honorary award.

Represented in public collections (selection)
Corning Museum of Glass, Corning (USA) // National Gallery, Prague (CZ) // Glass Museum, Ebeltoft (DK) // National Museum, Wroclav (PL) // Arts and Crafts Museum, Hamburg, Kunstpalast Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf, Art Collection of Veste Coburg, Coburg, Glass Museum, Frauenau (G) // Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Toyama Glass Art Museum, Toyama (JP)

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Contrary to most other Czech glass artists Jan Fišar completed a classic sculptural education; this can still be clearly seen in his glass objects. A part of his objects consisted of complicated compositions of slumped, sunken and cut hollow glass, a technique being unique in the world. The uncommitted design of his “baroque” glass sculptures convinced through the instancy of the expression and the originality of the dynamics. With his work he expressed on one hand philosophical messages and on the other hand he solved with them unique technological problems.

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