Frantisek Vizner

  • Frantisek Vizner, glass artist at Wexler Gallery in Philadelphia, PA.
    Blue Vase, early 1970's
    Cut, sandblasted, and polished glass
    3.5 X 9.75 inches
  • Green Cylinder, Early 1970s
    Cut, sandblasted and polished glass
    4.75 x 4.75 x 7 in

Artist Bio

Frantisek Vizner trained at the Specialized School of Glassmaking in Zelezny Brod (1953 – 1956), and then he studied at the renowned Academy of Applied Arts in Prague (1956 – 1962). From 1962 to 1967, he worked at the Teplice glassworks, designing pressed glassware. From 1967 to 1975, he worked in the design studio at Skrdlovice, a glassworks specializing in innovative hot-sculpting and blowing processes. Vizner left the Czechoslovak glass industry in 1975 to pursue a successful career as an independent artist.