Sculptor Alex Kveton obtained two different points of view from his mother and father that shaped his career. The mastery of the timeless artisan techniques came from his father, while his mother opened his eyes to the world of artistic imagination.
His Early Life
Alex Kveton was born in Ostrava, Czech Republic, in 1948 and graduated from the Technical School of Machinery Construction. He received his Master in Sculptures & Industrial Design from the Academy of Arts, Architecture & Design in Prague. At the Academy, Kveton was fascinated with metal which motivated him to create stainless steel and bronze sculptures. He also designed unique industrial equipment ranging from giant mining excavators to miniature medals.
Not too long after his studies, he was appointed Artist-in-Residence at Vitkovice Steel. He also participated in a series of collective exhibitions the Czech Artists Association. He was in constant collaboration with Architects. One such collaboration was the installation of a creatively designed interior fountain for the Wedding Hall. This was where he discovered his passion for metal arts and crafts that later became his life-long work.
Alex wanted to create large-scale sculptors, so after establishing himself in Czechoslovakia, he traveled to Austria in 1982. A year later he moved to New York where he became the Director of Art Division at one of the leading architectural metal fabricators. Although he created and exhibited his own art he still applied his talent and his expertise to deliver his clients’ vision.
His Contribution to The Art Form
Throughout North and South America, Europe and Russia, Alex’s contribution to the art form can be seen in several private and public collections. For instance, at the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Atlanta Museum, there is a permanent display of a Porcupine Caribou 10 ft Corten-Steel structure. The Museum of Modern Art in New York also exhibits as part of a permanent collection of Architecture and Design “Titanium Algorithms Columns” that was designed and co-author by Alex Kveton.
He also worked with some well-renowned artists. These artists include Bernard Venet, Robert Indiana, Larry Bell, and John Raimondi.
Alex also made a name for himself with several patents and awards that he received. Some of them are:
- United States Patent 6,640,605 B2, coauthor, Non-deformational bending of metal
- New York Foundation for the Art, Grand
- Marry O Fritchie Art Show, Best in Sculpture
- Woodstock Artists Association & Museum, Best in Show
Where Are Alex Kveton Sculptures?
Alex Kveton’s curvaceous Bronze and stainless-steel sculptures are beautifully displayed at Onessimo Fine Art Gallery, located in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. They are appreciated by customers for their uniqueness and unusual appearance.
His sculptors are really inspiring. When asked about his inspiration behind his well-designed sculptors, he says:
My inspiration comes from studying the nature around us. The intricate structure of a leaf, robustness of grass wind blowing through an open window, or moon reflecting in the water, all create the logical harmony of our nature’s building blocks.”