Antonín Hepnar is an artist, designer, craftsman and master wood-turner. He completed his studies at the high school of arts, architecture and design in Prague in 1953. From that time on he focused on the creation of both artistic and utilitarian wooden objects. He creates bowls, candlesticks, lamps, decorative items, sculptures, and also during the seventies and eighties he participated in the creation of several interior realizations, such as that of Hotel Praha or the remodeling of the church interior church for the new liturgy in Ledeč Sázavou (1970). He still works in his studio in Čakovičky near Prague.
An original wooden sculpture called Portrét dívky (A Portrait of a Girl). The sculpture is designed and manufactured by a Czech designer Antonín Hepnar who is known as a master of wood turning technique. Antonín Hepnar, who is mainly known for his characteristic lamps, makes only a limited number of pieces for every of his designs, allegedly five. The rotating profile of a girl's face is painted red and by removing parts of it, the section through the material is revealed. The portrait of a girl is obvious only from certain angle. Antonín Hepnar traditionally works with firm wood of foliose trees.