Josef Fanta

Dec 7, 1856 - Jun 20, 1954

Josef Fanta was a Czech architect, furniture designer, sculptor and painter.
A student of Josef Zítek, Fanta developed into one of the most prominent representatives of Czech Art Nouveau architecture. He created many notable public architectural works including the Prague Railway Station the Ministry of Trade Building in Prague, the Ondřejov Observatory, and the 1912 Peace Monument in Prace which commemorates the Battle of Austerlitz.
From 1918, Fanta was a member of the Czech Academy of Sciences and Arts.
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