Albin Polasek papers, 1937-1964

Polasek, Albin, b. 1879 d. 1965
Sculptor, Art teacher
Active in Chicago, Ill.; Winter Park, Fla.

Collection size: 10 items (on partial microfilm reel)

Collection Summary: A biographical sketch of Polasek by Regina Soria, 1964; 2 photographs of Polasek, 1963, one photograph of his work and one photograph of his home; a catalog of Polasek's work published by Brookgreen Gardens, South Carolina, 1937; a postcard reproduction; and 3 clippings.

Biographical/Historical Note: Sculptor and teacher; Chicago, Ill. and Winter Park, Fla. Born in Czechoslovakia and came to America in 1901. Studied at the Pennsylvania Academy and won scholarship to study at the American Academy in Rome. Was appointed the Curator of Sculpture at the Chicago Art Institute. Retired to Florida in 1949.

The donor, Regina Soria, was a collector for AAA and headed its office in Rome where she studied the work of American artists in Italy.

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