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Albin Polasek
Birth: Feb. 14, 1879, Czech Republic
Death: May 19, 1965
Winter Park
Orange County
Florida, USA

20th Century American Sculptor. Born in 1879 in Frenstat, Moravia. He emigrated to the United States at the age of 22. Polasek began his formal art training at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia at the age of 25. His work includes Man Carving His Own Destiny (1907) and Eternal Moment (1909). In 1910, Polasek won the Prix de Rome competition. In 1913 his Sower was awarded an Honorable Mention at the Paris Spring Salon. In early 1927, Albin Polasek was elected an Associate Member of the National Academy of Design, an honor bestowed upon America's top painters, sculptors, printmakers and architects. Some of his public commissions include the Theodore Thomas Memorial (1924) and the Masaryk Memorial (1941) in Chicago and the Wilson Memorial (1926), Radigast (1929) and Sts. Cyril and Methodius (1929) in the Czech Republic. His Mother Crying Over the World (1942) is a world symbol depicting the horror and grief of the Holocaust. Polasek is buried alongside first wife Ruth Sherwood. His 12th Station of the Cross (1939) marks his final resting place.  (bio by: William R. Cavins) 
 
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  Ruth Sherwood Polasek (1889 - 1952)
  Emily Muska Kubat Polasek (1897 - 1988)
 
Burial:
Palm Cemetery
Winter Park
Orange County
Florida, USA
 
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Originally Created by: William R. Cavins
Record added: Oct 02, 2005
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Rest in peace
- Bruce Nuckowski
 Added: Jan. 13, 2014
Now that's a real artist! Thank you for sharing your talent with the rest of the world. God bless,
- Wiregrass Irisheyes
 Added: Sep. 11, 2013
Rest in peace.
-Anonymous
 Added: Dec. 31, 2012
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