František Janák

Graduated from the Secondary School of Glassmaking in Kamenický Šenov, Czech Republic, 1971. Graduated from the Academy of Applied Arts in Prague (presently Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague), Czech Republic, 1981.
He was granted a Summer School Scholarship in Pilchuck, USA, 1989.

Lecturer and guest teacher at several universities - in Japan, USA, Canada, Finland, Norway, Poland, Germany and France. Participant AT many symposiums in Europe and in the USA. Honorable Member of the Hungarian Glass Art Society.

He has been granted several awards for his art in international glass competitions such as Special Prize at the Coburg Glass Prize, Coburg, Germany, 1985; the Pavel Hlava Prize at the International Exhibition of Glass in Kanazawa, Japan, 1995. He has also received several prezes for industrial design in the Czech Republic.

His works have been presented in various contexts in over 16 individual exhibitions and more than 25 group exhibitions. His art is included in museums throughout the world, including
Glasmuseet Ebeltoft, Denmark; Ulster Museum, Belfast, Northern Ireland; Finnish Glass Museum, Riihimäki, Finland; Rippl Ronai Museum. Káposvár, Hungary; Museum of Modern Art, Düsseldorf, Germany; the collection of the city Toyama, Japan; and Museum of Glass, Tacoma, Washington, USA.

He’s interested in choir singing, instrumental music ( specially the harp and harmonica ), sport, travelling and the history of art.
He plays the harmonica and also the diatonic bottom accordion.