About the artist
Vaclav Elias was born on April 28, 1958 in Czechoslovakia. At the age of eleven he emigrated with his parents to Germany. Three years later he moved to Lucerne, Switzerland. Here, after his first training as a dental technician, others soon followed.
From 1979 to 1985 Vaclav Elias trained in decoration, painting and sculpture at the Lucerne City Theater and at the Lucerne Art Seminar under Professor Radoslav Kutra. This was followed by numerous engagements in advertising, theater and interior decoration, including as a freelance set designer and decorator. These led him from the St. Gallen City Theater to Munich.
Since 2009 Vaclav Elias has been leading various design courses. So with Art-Teams Herisau (AR) and the Scuola di Scultura Peccia (TI). Today Vaclav Elias lives and works in St. Gallen.