Seagull (Racek)

Racek, author: SML

Jizera Mountains

Liberec, 460 05

An elaborately designed pavilion-type elementary school with sport grounds for the first housing estate in Králův Háj, in Liberec, was built in 1966 according to project documentation drawn up five years earlier on the site of massive Czech and German anti-fascism protests in 1938.

A statue of an abstracted bird called Seagull made of cast aluminium is the work of Karel Pešata, a native of Štikov at Chotěboř. After studying at the Secondary School of Glassmaking (Střední odborná škola sklářská) in Železný Brod under Alois Metelák and Jaroslav Brychta, he continued his studies (like Josef Klimeš) under Jan Lauda and Karel Pokorný at The Academy of Fine Arts in Prague (AVU) from 1948 to 1954. Another work of his art can be seen in Jablonec nad Nisou. It is a statue from the early 1960s of a mother with her baby, First steps, made of cast concrete and placed in front of the gymnasium (Sokol house) building in Tyršovy sady. 

Sculptor: Karel Pešat
Date of birth and passing: 1 March 1926 – 14 April 1984
Year: 1966
Material: cast aluminium
Size: 52 × 42 × 190 cm
Location: In front of the entrance to the Secondary Academy of Gastronomy and Services

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