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Olbram Zoubek (21 April 1926 – 15 June 2017) was a contemporary Czech sculptor and designer. His work was inspired by Swiss-Italian sculptor Alberto Giacometti.

Olbram Zoubek
Zoubek in 2012
Born(1926-04-21)21 April 1926
Died15 June 2017(2017-06-15) (aged 91)
Prague, Czech Republic
Some of Zoubek's sculptures
2002 Memorial to the Victims of Communism in Prague is the work of Olbram Zoubek and architects Jan Kerel and Zdeněk Holzel

There is an extensive permanent exhibition of his sculptures and art in Litomyšl Castle Vault Gallery.[1]

Zoubek was particularly well known for having taken a death mask of Jan Palach, a Charles University student who burned himself to death in protest over the 1968 Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia.[2] One of his most famous works is his "Memorial to the Victims of Communism" in Prague (done in collaboration with the architects Jan Kerel and Zdeněk Holzel).[3]


  1. ^ Smetana's Litomysl Opera Festival, Litomysl Castle, Litomysl Travel Services, Litomysl Czech Republic
  2. ^ "Czech sculptor Olbram Zoubek dies at age 91". The Washington Post. Retrieved 2017-06-16.
  3. ^ "Memorial for the Victims of Communism, AHK architekti, Olbram Zoubek". Retrieved 2017-06-16.

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