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On The Buffalo Jump

Bronze by Vilem Zach


125 Limited Edition

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24in x 52in

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About this Artwork

An original bronze by Western artist Vilem Zach

Giclée + Other Art Terms

Giclée: From the French verb gicler, meaning, “to spray.” It is pronounced “zhee-clay”. The giclée process uses an incredibly accurate computer-controlled jet to apply ink to watercolor paper, canvas or etching paper. These unique jets are able to vary the width of the ink stream to as small as 1/100th the width of human hair. Giclées have a higher resolution than offset lithographs and the dynamic color range is greater than serigraph. Giclée reproductions are used to produce museum quality, fine art reproductions. In the art world it is generally regarded as the highest quality reproduction available.

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About

Vilem Zach

Bio

Vilem Zach was born on October 23, 1946 in Prague, Czech Republic. While in the Czech Republic, he spent numerous years studying privately under the mentorship of his art professor, Tesinsky. Finding life unrewarding under communist rule, he left his homeland in 1969 and moved to Canada. Once in Canada, Zach was able to transform his childhood passion for art into a full-time profession, realizing his dream of painting the North American Indian and their culture. With each pastel portrait, he strives for a high standard of accuracy and feeling.

His work also consists of candid, yet detailed portraits of the western heritage. By 1978, Zach had become more established with his portraiture works. He began experimenting with sculpting pieces and casting them in bronze, a medium for which he is now internationally recognized.

Currently residing in Calgary, Alberta, Zach has exhibited with the world famous Calgary Exhibition and Stampede since 1977. Many of his life size statues and heroic size monuments can be seen at numerous tourist attractions and in private collections.

Vilem Zach's work has definitely merited being included with elite artisans of both past and present. In keeping with a longstanding family tradition, Zach includes his signature marking on each bronze he creates.

Awards he has received include: the 1986 Calgary Time Capsule Monument, the 1987 Olympic Torch Runners Monument (to commemorate the 16th Winter Olympic Games held in Calgary), and the Mr. W.C. Van Horne statue (1988).

Collectors Include: the Canadian Embassy in Washington D.C., Petro Canada, Canadian Pacific Hotels, the Banff Museum and the Calgary International Airport.

Private Collectors Include: the President of Czech Republic, Vaclav Have l; Prince Andrew of England; the Governor of Oklahoma, Frank Keating; Ralph Lauren ; the Premier of Alberta, Ralph Klein, and the former Mayor of Calgary, Al Duerr.

 

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A Retrospective

presents

Vilem Zach: Retrospective

Suncor Center June 16th - 27th


Celebrated Calgary Stampede hall of fame artist Vilem Zach artworks include monumental bronzes, original paintings and limited editions.

With the emotion put into his work, Vilem shows us the candid moments in detail of the western heritage.

Major accomplishments:

  • Calgary Stampede Hall of Fame
  • 2011 Stampede poster
  • Canadian Embassy Washington DC
  • 2 monuments for the16th Winter Olympics
  • Private collectors include the Presiden of Czech Republic, Ralph Lauren, Premier Ralph Klein of Alberta, and Mayor Al Duerr of Calgary.


Exhibition Dates:
June 16th - 27th

Hours: Daily 8am - 6pm

Artist in attendance June 16th-18th, 23rd-25th from 11:30am-1:30pm
Suncor Centre
150 - 6 Avenue S.W.
Calgary, Alberta

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