Albin Polasek with Mayor Allen Trovillion

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Title

Albin Polasek with Mayor Allen Trovillion

Alternative Title

Polasek with Mayor Trovillion

Subject

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

Description

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 26 in the Florida House of Representatives from 1994 to 2002.

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 black and white photographic print: Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens, Winter Park, Florida.

Date Created

ca. 1962-1966

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of original black and white photographic print.

Is Part Of

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

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image/jpg

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284 KB

Medium

1 black and white photographic print

Type

Still Image

Coverage

Albín Polášek Home and Art Studio, Winter Park, Florida

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher
Civics/Government 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/.
"Representative Allen Trovillion." Florida House of Representatives. http://www.myfloridahouse.gov/Sections/Representatives/details.aspx?MemberId=4057&SessionId=50.

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1 black and white photographic print

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APM00005.jpg

Citation

“Albin Polasek with Mayor Allen Trovillion.” RICHES of Central Florida accessed December 9, 2021, https://richesmi.cah.ucf.edu/omeka/items/show/5170.

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