Jan Zach - Soukenická, Slaný, Czechia
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ashberry
N 50° 13.818 E 014° 05.099
33U E 434737 N 5564637
Quick Description: Memorial plaque on the birth house of sculptor Jan Zach
Location: Středočeský kraj, Czechia
Date Posted: 9/1/2021 1:59:22 PM
Waymark Code: WM14WKE
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
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Long Description:
"Jan Zach (July 27, 1914, Slaný - August 27, 1986) was a Czech sculptor, painter and designer. At the turn of 1938 and 1939 he worked as an art painter in New York decorating the Czechoslovak pavilion for the World's Fair in 1939. He did not return to his homeland after the outbreak of World War II, but instead spent the 1940s in Brazil, where he also worked with Oscar Niemeyer. He taught sculpture at the University of Oregon from 1957. He died in 1986 as a result of a heart attack."
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Memorial plaque carries text:
He was born in this house
sculptor, painter and designer
at the University of Oregon
He became famous
in the US, Brazil, and Canada

On September 20, 2014, a memorial plaque with a relief commemorating the sculptor Jan Zach was unveiled at his birthplace. The author of the artistic design (relief) of the memorial plaque is the American sculptor Olinka Broadfoot.
Name of Famous Person: Jan Zach

Physical Address: Soukenická 70/10, 274 01 Slaný, Česko

What is this person famous for?:
he became famous in Brazil, Canada and most in Oregon, USA

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Personal Experience:
interesting place

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