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Arthur Fleischmann: travelling sculptor

Part 5: Biography

Biographical information

1896 Arthur Fleischmann born - Bratislava (then Bretislava)

1921 Obtained Medical Degree - Prague University

1920-28 Studied in the Art Academies at Prague, (and was a pupil of Jan Stursa)

1921-24 Studied at the Vienna Academy as a pupil of Josef Mullner

1924-28 Studied at the Sculpture Masterclass in Vienna under Josef Mullner

1931-35 Worked on major commissions in Vienna (including Municipal Housing Schemes)

1932 Won Silver Medal at the International Exhibition of Christian Art, Padua, Italy, where he exhibited a black glazed ceramic head of St. John the Baptist.

1934 Completed a War Memorial to the 700,000 Austro-Hungarian prisoners of the First World War, Russian Church, Reichsbrucke, Vienna.

1934 Travelled to Paris

1935 Became a founder member of the Academy of Science and Art in Bratislava.

1935 Sculpted statue of President Masaryk.

1934-37 Taught at the Women's Academy of Art, Vienna.

1936 Exhibited in the United States (Touring Exhibition)

1937 Visited South Africa. Held an exhibition in Johannesburg.

1938 Held an exhibition in Pretoria, South Africa.

1939 Travelled to Bali, Indonesia (then Dutch East Indies).

1939 Wrote the manuscript for a book entitled "Bali Through A Sculptor's Eyes".

1939 Settled in Sydney.

1939 Became a Naturalised Australian subject.

1939 Elected member of the Society of Artists.

1941 Became a founding member and resident of the Merioola Group artists' colony.

1941 Completed "The Explorer" Bronze Doors commissioned for the State Library of New South Wales.

1946 Exhibited in Melbourne

1946 Completed "Wishing Tree Memorial", Botanical Gardens, Sydney

1948 Travelled to England in March of 1948.

1948 Exhibited at the Royal Academy, London.

1951 Completed the Mermaid Memorial Fountain for the Festival of Britain

1955 Married Cecile Joy

1956 Exhibited at the Architectural Association

1956 Completed various works for the liner "Reina Del Mar"

1958 Exhibited "The Resurrection" in the Vatican Pavilion at the Brussels's World Exhibition

1961 Son Dominique was born.

1962 Seattle World Exhibition.

1964 Completed commission for the National Coal Board at Anderton House near Manchester.

1970 Expo 70, Osaka, Japan. First large-scale Water Sculpture "Harmony and Progress" for the British Pavilion.

1989 Completed "Homage to the Discovery of D.N.A." (to be unveiled posthumously in the new wing of the State Library of New South Wales, Sydney Australia in 1990).

1990 Arthur Fleischmann died in Spain.

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