Jan Štursa

1880, Nové Město na Moravě, Czechia – 1925, Prague, Czechia 


Puberty, 1905

Bronze, 84 х 23 х 10 cm

Acquisition: Gift

Reference: 01975



Jan Josef Štursa (15 May 1880 – 2 May 1925) was a Czech sculptor, one of the founders of modern Czech sculpture. (…) Štursa was not influenced by the Czech National Revival as the older sculptors but tried to find his own way. The female body was his frequent motif, for example in Before taking bath, 1906 or The Melancholy Girl, 1906. A monumental couple of figures decorates the pylons of Hlávka Bridge in Prague. In addition to stone and bronze he also used plaster and wax. Later, he was influenced by cubism. Portrait painting was an important part of his works.

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