Jaroslav Róna

The creator of many famous public statues, head of the Sculpture Studio at the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague, a member of the Tvrdohlaví (Stubborn Ones) group as well as a painter and graphic designer, Róna is undoubtedly one of the most famous artists of his generation. His characters often have the same physiognomy, appearing to be composed of bodies of basic geometric shapes. Originally, Róna learnt to be a tanner at a vocational training school. Only when he was eighteen did he start to attend the Secondary School of Graphic Design in Prague.