Stanislav Hanzík

a contemporary Czech sculptor
photographer Josef Sudek - sculptor Stanislav Hanzik

Portraits

 

Stanislav Hanzík is a renowned portraitist of prominent Czech and international personalities from the fine arts, science, architecture, literature, and other fields. Among them, we can find Mother Teresa, Alfons Mucha, Bohumil Hrabal, Josef Sudek, Jaroslav Seifert, Bedrich Smetana, Bozena Nemcova, Karel Hynek Macha, Josef Sudek, Karel Hasler, and many others. The sculptor's portraits of bronze, tin, or stone can be found in public places in Prague and other Czech cities as well as in the interiors of the Czech National Theatre, the Czech National Gallery, the Czech embassies in New York and Paris, among others.

 

Many of the portrayed personalities sat directly as models in the artist's studio in Neruda street below the Prague Castle - such as photographer Josef Sudek, actors Rudolf Hrušínský, Josef Kemr, Vlastimil Brodsky, and Josef Vinklar, neurosurgeon Zdenek Kunc, painter Josef Istler, writer Bohumil Hrabal, architect Jaroslav Fragner, painter and graphic artist Josef Liesler, and others.

 

Portraits of family members are rare. They include the artist's mother Karla, whom he realized during his studies at the Czechoslovak Academy of Fine Arts in Prague, and his wife Kveta in her 30-ties.

 

 

 

Mother Tereza, Hanzik S. 2005
Mother Tereza, Hanzik S. 2005

bronze, 70 cm, 2005, the church of Francis of Assisi, Chodov, Praha A Nobel-Prize winning Roman Catholic Religious Sister and missionary of Kosovo Albanian origin who lived for most of her life in India. Received a Nobel Prize. 1910-1997

Bedrich Smetana, Hanzik S., 1963
Bedrich Smetana, Hanzik S., 1963

bronze, 55 cm, private collection A Czech composer (1824-1884)

Tribute to M.B. Braun, S. Hanzík
Tribute to M.B. Braun, S. Hanzík

clay model, 100 cm, 2003, Artist's studio in Neruda Street, Prague Matthias Bernard Braun (Czech: Matyáš Bernard Braun, 1684 - 1738) was a sculptor and carver active in the Czech lands, one of the most prominent late baroque style sculptors in the area.

Bozena Nemcova, Hanzik S., 2005
Bozena Nemcova, Hanzik S., 2005

bronze, 70 cm "Pani Bozena – Doloroza", A Czech writer of romantism. She was an important person of the Czech National Revival movement. (1820-1862)

Bohumil Hrabal, Hanzik S., 1999
Bohumil Hrabal, Hanzik S., 1999

plaster, 60 cm A Czech writer (1914-1997)

Jaroslav Seifert, Hanzik S., 1997
Jaroslav Seifert, Hanzik S., 1997

bronze/granite, 50/300 cm The monument in Kralupy nad Vltavou A Nobel Prize–winning Czech writer, poet and journalist (1901-1986)

Jaroslav Seifert, Hanzik S., 1997
Jaroslav Seifert, Hanzik S., 1997

bronze/granite, 50/300 cm The monument in Kralupy nad Vltavou A Nobel Prize–winning Czech writer, poet and journalist (1901-1986)

Karel Hynek Macha, Hanzik S., 1973
Karel Hynek Macha, Hanzik S., 1973

bronze, 70 cm A Czech romantic poet (1810-1836)

Kveta, Hanzik S.,1949
Kveta, Hanzik S.,1949

terracotta, 40 cm the artist's wife Kveta (1931-2012)

Karlicka, Hanzik S., 1954
Karlicka, Hanzik S., 1954

bronz, 20 cm, privat collection the artist's mother (1908-1986)

Vladimír Preclik, Hanzik S., 1998
Vladimír Preclik, Hanzik S., 1998

bronze, 60 cm A Czech writer and sculptor (1929-2008)

Josef Istler, Hanzik S., 1995
Josef Istler, Hanzik S., 1995

tin, 55 cm, private collection A Czech painter and a graphic artist (1919-2000)

Stanislav Neumann, Hanzik S., 1977
Stanislav Neumann, Hanzik S., 1977

bronze, 63 cm, Czech National Theater, Prague A Czech actor (1902-1975)

Emil Kolben, Hanzik S., 2012
Emil Kolben, Hanzik S., 2012

clay studie, An engineer and entrepreneur from Bohemia. He foundet one of the largest industiel companies, the ČKD, that carries his name. (1862-1943 in the Theresienstadt concentration camp)

Frantisek Vlacil, Hanzik, 1987
Frantisek Vlacil, Hanzik, 1987

bronze, 55 cm A Czech film director, painter, and graphic artist (1924-1999)

Rudolf Hrusinsky, Hanzik S. 1983
Rudolf Hrusinsky, Hanzik S. 1983

bronze, 50 cm, foyer of the Czech National Theater A Czech actor (1920 - 1994)

Frantisek Vlacil, Hanzik, 1987
Frantisek Vlacil, Hanzik, 1987

bronze, 55 cm A Czech film director, painter, and graphic artist (1924-1999)

Jaroslav Fragner, Hanzik S., 1985
Jaroslav Fragner, Hanzik S., 1985

tin, 50 cm A Czech architect (1898-1967)

Karel Vysušil, Hanzik S. (2008)
Karel Vysušil, Hanzik S. (2008)

bronze, 50 cm A Czech painter and graphic artist (*1926)

Bohumil Hrabal, Hanzik S., 1999
Bohumil Hrabal, Hanzik S., 1999

Tin, 45 cm, London Society of Portrait Sculptors A Czech writer (1914-1997)

Alois Fisarek, Hanzik S.,
Alois Fisarek, Hanzik S.,

bronze, 45 cm A Czech painter (1906 - 1980 Praha)

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Josef Zitek, Hanzik S., 1952
Josef Zitek, Hanzik S., 1952

bronze, 60 cm, Malenice, CZ A Czech architect and engineer best known for two neo-Renaissance landmarks in Prague, the National Theater and the Rudolfinum (1832-1909)

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