Skip to main content

Karel, Marian, 1944-



  • Existence: 1944 (date of birth)


Marian Karel was born in Pardubice / Pardubitz, Czech Republic in 1944. He studied under Stanislav Libenský at the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague from 1965 to 1972. A sculptor who works in the medium of glass, he went on to teach at the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design himself. In 1995, he earned the rank of professor and was appointed chair of the Fine Arts Department. Karel’s work may be found in a number of museums, including The Corning Museum of Glass and Museum Kampa. He also completed architecture and public art commissions in the Czech Republic,Egypt, Iran, Japan, and Spain.

Marian Karl is married to fellow glass artist Dana Zámečníková.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Henry R. Frankel Collection on Marian Karel and Dana Zámečníková

Identifier: MS-0232
Scope and Contents In anticipation of writing an article about Czech glass artists Marian Karel and Dana Zámečníková́, Henry R. Frankel recorded interviews with Karel and Zámečníková́ in 1996. These interviews, as well as related photographic prints, slides, and gallery ephemera make up this small collection. The interviews with Karel were conducted in English and Czech with a live translator. The interviews with Zámečníková́ are in English. In the recorded conversations, the artists discuss their...
Dates: Circa 1978-1996