Bohuslav Schnirch

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Bohuslav Schnirch

Bohuslav Schnirch (1845–1901), was a Czech sculptor perhaps best known for his architectural sculpture. Schnirch sculpted 10 of the 20 roof statues, and the interior sculpted pediment, on Josef Zítek's 1881 National Theatre (Prague).

Other work includes the reliefs on the Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague, designed by architect Josef Schulz, and the two attic figural groups Fire Alarm and Extinction of the Flames on the Prague City Savings Bank, Old Town Square, for architect Osvald Polívka.

Schnirch was the teacher of Ladislav Šaloun among others.

Further reading[edit]

  • Wittlich, Petr. "Schnirch, Bohuslav." In Grove Art Online. Oxford Art Online, (accessed January 23, 2012; subscription required).

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