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Václav Levý (14 September 1820 - 30 April 1870) was a Czech sculptor, active in the 19th century. He is known as the sculptor of the monumental Devil's Heads located between the town of Liběchov and the village of Želízy. He was a teacher and colleague of the renowned Czech sculptor Josef Václav Myslbek. He is considered as a pioneer of the modern Czech sculpture.[1]

Biography[edit]

Václav Levý was born in Nebřeziny, and began his artistic career as an autodidact. He studied to be a carpenter, but later became a cook and travelled various destinations across Bohemia and abroad to obtain further experience.[2] During his stay in Ludwigsthal in Bavaria, Levý's artistic talent was noted by the landlord Veit from Liběchov.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Varský, Pavel (2005-05-13). "Kokořín konkuruje prezidentům v Jižní Dakotě" (in Czech). iDNES. Retrieved 10 June 2010.  "... Václav Levý, který je pokládán za jednoho z otců moderního českého sochařství"
  2. ^ "Václav Levý (1820-1870)" (in Czech). Prostor - architektura, design, interiér. Retrieved 10 June 2010.