Josef Fanta

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Josef Fanta (1856–1954) was a Czech architect, furniture designer, sculptor and painter.[1]

A student of Josef Zítek, Fanta developed into one of the most prominent representatives of Czech Art Nouveau architecture. He created many notable public architectural works including the Prague Railway Station (first called the Franz Josef Station, and nicknamed "one of the final glories of the dying empire"[2])[3] the Ministry of Trade Building in Prague, the Ondřejov Observatory, and the 1912 Peace Monument in Prace which commemorates the Battle of Austerlitz.

From 1918, Fanta was a member of the Czech Academy of Sciences and Arts.

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  1. ^ Art Museum
  2. ^ Nollen, Tim (2002). Rough Guide to the Czech & Slovak Republics. Rough Guides. p. 109. ISBN 9781858289045.
  3. ^ Howard, Jeremy (1996). Art Nouveau: International and National Styles in Europe. Manchester UP. p. 98. ISBN 9780719041617.