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In 1950, Jaroslava Brychtová joined the design studio of the glassworks at Železný Brod, directing the architectural glass department. Working with her father, the sculptor Jaroslav Brychta, she began to experiment with casting, molding, and melting glass during the 1940s. In 1954, Stanislav Libenský joined Brychtová in Železný Brod, and together they developed and refined their unique mold-melting technique.

With this technique, the two artists worked at translating abstract concepts into glass, such as their notion of the fourth dimension, which they create with light. Their artistic approach is influenced by early 20th-century Czech Cubism and metaphysical philosophy. Of all Czech artists working in glass, Libenský and Brychtová have been the most influential worldwide. The revolutionary nature of their work was first appreciated by American and European studio glass artists at Expo 67 in Montreal, where they exhibited several important large-scale sculptures. In the 1970s, when American artists were just beginning to realize the sculptural potential of glass, Czech artists like Libenský and Brychtová were already way ahead of them, but their work was not seen. It was not until the 1980s that their status as pioneers in the field of glass sculpture became internationally recognized.

Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth, Australia
City Art Gallery, Manchester, England
Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, New York
Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art, Sapporo, Japan
Krajske Muzeum vychodnich cech, Pardubice, Czech Republic
Kunstmuseum Düsseldorf im Ehrenhof, Düsseldorf, Germany
Kunstmuseum, Tampere, Finland
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York
Moravska Galerie v Brne, Brno, Czech Republic
Musée Château d’Annécy, France
Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Lausanne, Switzerland
Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, France
Musée des Beaux Arts, Lyon, France
Musée des Beaux-Arts et de la Céramique, Rouen, France
Museo Provincial de Bellas Artes, Valencia, Spain
Museum Bellerive, Zürich, Switzerland
Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg, Germany
Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences, Powerhouse Museum, Sydney
Museum of Art, Belfast, England
Museum voor Sierkunst en Industriele Vormgeving, Gent, Belgium
Museum skla a bizuterie, Jablonec, nad Nisou, Czech Republic
Narodni Galeri v Praze, Praha, Czech Republic
National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto, Japan
National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Japan
Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Severoceske Muzeum v Liberci, Liberec, Czech Republic
Suomen Lasimuseo/Finnish Glass Museum, Riihimaki, Finland
The Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, Ohio
Umeleckoprumyslove Muzeum, Praha, Czech Republic
Victoria and Albert Museum, London, England
Yokohama City Museum of Art, Yokohama, Japan

1997 Boca Raton, Habatat Galleries, FL, “Stanislav Libensky – Jaroslava Brychtova”
Liberec, Severoceské muzeum, “Stanislav Libensky – Jaroslava Brychtova. Vyber z dila.
Skulptury a kresby.”
Lausanne, Musee des arts decoratifs, “Artistes verriers contemporains Europe, Etats –
Unis Collection du Musee des arts decoratifs”
1996 Heller Gallery, New York, NY
1995 *”Stanislav Libenský and Jaroslava Brychtová: Paintings, Drawings and
Sculpture, Elliott Brown Gallery, Seattle, WA
1994 *”Dale Chihuly, Stanislav Libenský & Jaroslavá Brychtová,” Habatat Gallery, Boca Raton,
*”S. Libenský and J. Brychtová: A 40-year Collaboration in Glass,” Corning Museum of
Glass, Corning, NY
1993 Heller Gallery, New York, NY
1990 Galerie Gottschalk-Beta, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Heller Gallery, New York, NY
Retrospective Exhibition, Museum Bellerive, Zürich, Switzerland
1989 Retrospective Exhibition, National Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic
1988 Habatat Gallery, Lathrop Village, MI
Heller Gallery, New York, NY
Clara Scremini, Paris, France (catalog)
1986 Essener Glasgalerie, Essen, Germany
1985 Mnichovo Hradiste, Czech Republic
1984 Habatat Gallery, Lathrup Village, MI
Kunstmuseum, Tampere, Finland
1983 The Finnish Glass Museum, Riihimaki, Finland
1967 Galerie Form und Qualitat, Munich, Germany
1966 Museu de Art Moderna, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
1965 Bienalle Sao Paolo, Brazil
1962 Galerie Ceskoslovensky Spisovatel, Prague
1950 “Glass & Artists” Galerie Ceskoslovensky Spisovatel, Prague

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