Otakar Marcin, a Czech sculptor and restorer, was born in Prague in 1937. After graduating as a plasterer he applied to the Secondary School of Applied Art in Uherské Hradiště to the professor Mikuláštík's studio and continued to Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague to study monumental sculpture at studio of Jan Kavan.
In 1972 he established his studio in Czech Highlands to where he subsequently relocated from Prague. In his sculptural work he uses many materials –limestone, sandstone, granite, plaster, clay, wood or bronze. Exceptional mastering of the sculptural techniques allows him to express his vision while respecting the given material which makes his work so diverse. Many of his works were created in cooperation with his friend, the sculptor Jan Trtílek. Apart from his original artworks he has also dedicated himself to restoring. A large amount of the artworks he restored can be found in Jihlava and its surroundings, among many others he restored The Powder Gate, a Gothic tower in Prague.
Otakar Marcin - Lovers II
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A wooden sculpture named The Lovers by a Czech sculptor Otakar Marcin made in the year 1986. The sculptures of lovers have been Marcin's ongoing theme since the beginning of his work. Since the seventies he has created many oblong sculptures of lovers of various sizes and materials both for private owners and for installation in public spaces. In his works Marcin often likes to capture narrative and movement therefore the sculptures have very dynamic compositions. The carving method is clearly visible and by the varying depth of the chisel delves the author gives the figures more contrast shading. If you are an art collector, there is another sculpture of lovers from the same series by Otakar Marcin on our website.