Adolf MATURA

(1921-1979)

Studied at VSUP by Prof Štípl. Adolf Matura has a great importance in the issue of Czechoslovak pressed glass. Matura was primarily glass artist. At the beginning of his career he focused on engraved glass in Železny Brod. Later he focused on desktop and complementary glass designs. In the mid-sixties he began to focus on molded glass.

His work is connected with rugged shapes, pearl decor and figural motives. In the beginning his designs are moderate and simple. Later he adds ornamental and structural form. He became famous thanks to iconic set Prague with pearl decor, based on the wave of decorativism in seventies.

Matura liked figurative work. Among his designs you can find one of the best vases, vase with two faces, which is greatly appreciated by collectors of pressed glass.

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