Albin Polasek Museum and Sculpture Gardens

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Title

Albin Polasek Museum and Sculpture Gardens

Alternative Title

The Polasek

Subject

Winter Park (Fla.)
Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens
Polasek, Albin, 1879-1965
Museums--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.

Source

Original color photographic print: Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens, Winter Park, Florida.

Date Created

ca. 2000-2015

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of original color photographic print.

Is Part Of

Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens Collection, Winter Park Collection, Orange County Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

image/jpg

Extent

337 KB

Medium

1 color photographic print

Type

Still Image

Coverage

Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens, Winter Park, Florida

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher
Geography Teacher

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource 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

"ALBIN POLASEK BIOGRAPHY." Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens. http://www.polasek.org/about/albin-polasek-biography/.
"ABOUT." Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens. http://www.polasek.org/about/.

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Original Format

1 color photographic print

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