25 years anniversary of Glasgalerie Hittfeld

Glasgalerie Hittfeld was founded in 1988. From the beginning the gallery solely specialized in Czech contemporary glass art. The artists who exhibit in this gallery belong to the leading Czech glass artists and enjoy a worldwide reputation. The gallery’s permanent exhibition room shows works of various Czech glass artists. At the same time the gallery participates at contemporary glass art exhibitions all over the world. Furthermore for the last five years the glass gallery has organized special exhibitions, thereby confronting the sculptures of various Czech glass artists with those created by artists from another country. Thanks to this gallery a large number of sculptures created by Czech glass artists is already represented in private and public collections.

Introduction & background to Czech glass art

“Bohemian Glass” has been famous for a long time. Since the early middle ages Bohema belonged to the glass making countries. The excellent quality of the material, the individual and artistic processing were the trade marks of the Bohemian glass artists. During the second half of the Fifties, Czech glass artists detected the capability of glass for expression initiating the origin of the glass sculpture. Since this time the material glass has succeeded as a new art direction, whereby today the Czech glass artists undoubtably belong to the wolrdwide top of this art. The success has its origins in the long tradition as well as in the outstanding and unique ten-year lasting education, which consists in most cases of the studies at one of the glass schools and the subsequent studies at the Prague Academy Of Applied Arts. This comprehensive education implies the perfect skill as well the artistic realization. The particularities of Czech glass art are mainly based on the combination of the painted, sculptural and graphic expression.