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Subject

Franta Belsky

Person  Male  Born 1921  Died 5/7/2000

Categories: Sculpture

Countries: Czechoslovakia

Born Czechoslovakia as Frantisek Belsky. Fled twice, to escape the Nazis and then the Communists. Ornamental Passions we learn that all Belsky's sculptures contain an empty Guinness bottle, the day's newspaper, a sixpence and a note stating that he was the artist.

Other works in London: the Torsian fountain in front of the Shell Building on the South Bank: The Lesson in Bethnal Green.

This section lists the memorials created by the subject on this page:
Franta Belsky

Information Creations

45809

Cunningham bust

Unveiled by Prince Philip in 1967. Inside the bust there is a ½ pint Guinness...

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45557

Mountbatten statue

9 foot 5 inches, bronze on a plinth at the centre of a low stepped platform. ...

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55971

Tattersall's auction yard

This sculpture 'Triga' recalls the racehorses that were bought and sold on th...

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