Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens Collection

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Art Legends of Orange County: The Art of Hal McIntosh
Oral history of Hal McIntosh, conducted by Erin Parke on March 16, 2015. McIntosh is a nationally renowned artist who currently resides in Winter Park, Florida. Born in 1927, Hal McIntosh began his formal studies at the Detroit Art Institute in…

Albin Polasek Working in Art Studio
The home and art studio of Albin Polasek, located at 633 Osceola Avenue in Winter Park, Florida. Polasek is a local art legend in Orange County who is also recognized nationally and internationally for his work. Polasek was born in Frenštát pod…

All Florida, November 17, 1953
The cover of All Florida, a TV guide published by The Florida Times-Union, for November 17, 1963. The cover features Albin Polasek, who was also featured on page 10 of the TV guide. All Florida also featured other artists from Orange County,…

Albin Polasek with Mayor Allen Trovillion
Albin Polasek with Mayor Allen Trovillion in Polasek's home and art studio, located at 633 Osceola Avenue in Winter Park, Florida. Trovillion served as the Mayor of Winter Park from 1962 to 1966. A Republican, he later went on to represent District…

Albin Polasek Museum and Sculpture Gardens
The Albin Polasek Museum and Sculpture Gardens, located at 633 Osceola Avenue in Winter Park, Florida. Albin Polasek, known internationally for his sculptures, retired to Lake Osceola in Winter Park in 1950. The same year that he had moved to…

Albin Polasek Home and Art Studio, 1950
The home and art studio of Albin Polasek, located at 633 Osceola Avenue in Winter Park, Florida, around the time of its construction. Polasek, known internationally for his sculptures, retired to Lake Osceola in Winter Park in 1950. The same year…

Albin Polasek
A portrait of Albin Polasek, a local art legend in Orange County, Florida, who is also recognized nationally and internationally for his work. Polasek was born in Frenštát pod Radhoštěm, Moravia (now part of the Czech Republic), on February 14,…

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Title

Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens Collection

Alternative Title

Polasek Collection

Subject

Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens
Winter Park (Fla.)
Art--Southern States
Artists--Florida

Description

The Albin Polasek Museum and Sculpture Gardens, located at 633 Osceola Avenue in Winter Park, Florida. Albin Polasek, known internationally for his sculptures, retired to Lake Osceola in Winter Park in 1950. The same year that he had moved to Florida, Polasek suffered from a stroke, which paralyzed the right side of his body. Seven months later, he married one of his former students, Ruth Sherwood, who died just two years later. Despite being confined to a wheelchair, Polasek was able to create 18 major works in his later years. In 1961, he married Emily Muska Kubat and the set up the Albin Polasek Foundation, opening up the Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens, located in parts of Polasek's home and studio, which featured his personal galleries, chapel, and gardens. On May 19, 1965, Polasek passed away and was buried beside his first wife at Palm Cemetery.

Is Part Of

Winter Park Collection, Orange County Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Language

eng

Type

Collection

Coverage

Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens, Winter Park, Florida

Accrual Method

Donation

Rights Holder

Copyright to these resources is held by the Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Curator

Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

External Reference

"ABOUT." Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens. http://www.polasek.org/about/.

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