Ivan Theimer, Czech (1944 - )

Ivan Theimer
Ivan Theimer was born in 1944 in Olomouc. In the years 1963-1965, he ended the Ecole Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs of Uherské Hradišt and began to collaborate with a friend architect, Tomáš Cernoušek. But the occupation of Czechoslovakia by Soviet troops will soon touch the lives and the creation booming young sculptor Olomouc. In the autumn of the year 1968, Ivan Theimer decided to emigrate and share in Paris. There is studying in the years 1968-1971 at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, and later presents his works during his first exhibitions abroad.
In 1973, he participated in the Biennale de Paris, in the years 1978 and 1982 represents France at the famous international journal of contemporary art - the Venice Biennale. Ivan Theimer work from 70 years to many achievements in public success.
In 80 years it will create for the seat of the French presidency - the Elysée Palace in Paris - a big group of obelisks. It should be mentioned, among his other creations on the territory of Paris, the Monument of Human Rights on the Champs de Mars. Monuments, reliefs and other achievements of more intimate Theimer located on the territories of several European states. It is also the Czech Republic, where the sculptor will visit after the fall of the communist regime in 1989.

In 1992 was solemnly inaugurated the monument to the memory of Jan Komensky Ámos of Uherský Brod, in the presence of Václav Havel, and, since 2002, Olomouc can also boast of having one of his famous works of native - " Fontaine impressive Arion. In 1996, the Directorate of Prague Castle, in collaboration with the Institute french Prague and the Musée des Arts Olomouc, organized a retrospective exhibition of paintings and statues of Ivan Theimer.

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