plaster, height 60 cm, width 90 cm, depth 60 cm, width 90 cm, depth 60 cm
purchased in 2019 with support from the Czech Republic Ministry of Culture
(1923, Brno – 20. 1. 2019, Brno)
While at secondary school in Brno, Sylva Lacinová attended evening courses in drawing and modelling at the city’s decorative arts school. She was also a private student of the sculptor František Hořava and the wood-carver and restorer Heřman Kotrba. She later studied at the Zlín art school under Vincenc Makovský before graduating in sculpture from the Prague Academy of Fine Arts (under Professor Karel Pokorný). In 1950 she began her professional career in the studio run by her mentor Karel Pokorný, before going on to work as a freelance sculptor. After marrying Jan Jílek in 1948, she began using the double surname Lacinová-Jílková. However, she never gave up her birth surname entirely, and in art publications she is always listed either as Lacinová or as Lacinová-Jílková.