Albin Polasek

Died aged c. 86

Albin Polasek was born in 1879 in Frenstat, Moravia (now part of the Czech Republic) and arrived in America in 1901. He attended the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and the American Academy of Rome, and was recognized with awards, prizes and scholarships. In 1916 he became the first head of the Department of Sculpture at the Art Institute of Chicago. Polasek visited friends in Winter Park and decided to purchase property. He became associated with the community’s social, educational and cultural life. Some of his best-known Winter Park sculptures include "Victory of Moral Law," "Ascended Christ," "Man Reaching for the Moon," "The Nativity," and "Emily." More than 400 of his works are displayed in American and European collections with the largest single collection in Winter Park. Albin Polasek died in 1965.


Albin Polasek (February 14, 1879 – May 19, 1965) was a Czech-American sculptor and educator. He created more than 400 works during his career, 200 of which are displayed in the Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens in Winter Park, Florida.

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Albin Polasek

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