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René Roubíček in a 2016 photograph.

Sunday May 27, 2018 | by Milan Hlaves

In Memoriam: René Roubíček (1922 - 2018)

Born in Prague in 1922, the world-renown glass artist René Roubíček died in his native city on Sunday, April 29, 2018, after a brief illness. Despite his age and until his last moments, Roubíček was actively engaged in artistic pursuits and full of contagious energy. He is recognized as an artist who, from the 1940s, contributed greatly to enhancing the perception and use of glass as a full-fledged sculptural material.

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