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ID: 500103311
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Record Type: Person
Pešánek, Zdeněk (Czech sculptor and architect, 1896-1965)

Note: Artist and architect known for his pioneering work in developing kinetic and light-based sculpture. Born at Kutná Hora, Bohemia, then a part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, into a family of pipe organ builders. He attended the School of Monumental Masonry at Hořice, Bohemia, and the Prague Academy of Fine Arts. Associated with Jaromír Fiala, with whom he realized works from 1933 to 1940. Pešánek received a gold medal at the World Exposition, Paris in 1937. Published a book, "Kinetismus" in 1941. None of the kinetic light constructions he created are known to be extant. Czech sculptor.

Names:
Pešánek, Zdeněk (preferred,V,index)  ....  1896-1965
Zdeněk Pešánek (V,display)
Pesanek, Zdenek (V)

Nationalities:
Czech (preferred)
Bohemian

Roles:
artist (preferred)
painter
sculptor
architect

Gender: not applicable

Related People or Corporate Bodies:
assisted by ....  Fiala, Jaromír  1933-1940
....................  (Czech sculptor, active 20th century) [500100894]
member of ....  Devětsil  
................  (Czech avant-garde group, active 1920-1931) [500125065]

List/Hierarchical Position:
 ....  Persons, Artists
 ........  Pešánek, Zdeněk (I)

Biographies:
(Czech sculptor and architect, 1896-1965) ..... [VP Preferred]
(Czech painter, sculptor, architect, 1896-1965) ..... [BHA]
(Czech sculptor, 1896-1965) ..... [AVERY]

Additional Names:

Sources and Contributors:
Pešánek, Zdeněk ........ [AVERY Preferred, BHA Preferred, VP Preferred]
................................  Avery Authority files (1963-)
................................  BHA, Authority file (1973-)
Pesanek, Zdenek ........ [VP]
................................  Fiala, On My Work, Leonardo (1980) 182-185
Zdeněk Pešánek ........ [VP]
..............................  Fiala, On My Work, Leonardo (1980) 182-185

Subject: ........ [AVERY, BHA, Gallery Systems, VP]
....................  BHA, Authority file (1973-)
....................  Encyklopedie Českého Výtvarného Uměni (1975)
....................  Fiala, On My Work, Leonardo (1980) 182-185
....................  Gallery Systems (2000-) LOC ID: nr99004250
....................  Leonardo 12/3 (1979)
....................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) LOC ID: nr99004250
....................  Umeni, 1995, v.43, n.1-2; Umeni = The Art, 1996, v.44, n.5 [dates] 425
 
Note:
English .......... [AVERY, VP]
.......... BHA, Authority file (1973-) accessed 26 October 2004
.......... Fiala, On My Work, Leonardo (1980) 182-185
.......... Umeni, 1995, v.43, n.1-2; Umeni = The Art, 1996, v.44, n.5 [dates] 425
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