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Forest Idyl, a sculpture recreated by Albin Polasek (1879-1965) in 1964. The original sculpture was created with bronze in 1924. Polasek was inspired by Henry Wadsforth Longellow's epic poem "The Song of Hiawartha." Another casting of Forest…

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Man Carving His Own Destiny, a sculpture chiseled from limestone by Albin Polasek in 1961. Polasek sculpted his first version of Man Carving His Own Destiny while studying under Charles Grafly at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in…

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Mother Crying Over the World, a sculpture created by Albin Polasek in 1942. Polasek was born in 1879 in Frenštát pod Radhoštěm, Moravia (now part of the Czech Republic). He apprenticed as a woodcarver in Vienna, Austria, and immigrated to the…

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Sculptor Albin Polasek chisteling Man Carving His Own Destiny from limestone, with his assistant, Robert A. Baille, around 1960. Polasek sculpted his first version of Man Carving His Own Destiny while studying under Charles Grafly at the…

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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…

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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…

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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,…

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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…

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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…

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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…