biography

Peter Mandl

Personal info

Peter Mandl was born in Czechoslovakia, today The Czech Republic, in Prague the year of 1947. As a result of the effects of the Prague spring, Peter escaped to Sweden in 1968 as a political refugee. He now enjoys his life in Påarp, situated beautifully on the west coast of Sweden in the outskirts of Halmstad with his wife Gunilla. They have two children and six grandchildren.

 

Peter continues his creative work from his home studio.  His elegant, creative and elaborative sculptures can be seen both in public and private art collections all over the world. 

 

In the late  '70s, Peter worked exclusively with bronze but returned to glass at the beginning of the '90s. Today he works both with glass and bronze

Memberships

Sculpturors association

Since 1981

Halmstad Artist´s association

Since 1987

Work experience

Glass Grinder

Prague, Czechoslovakia

1966 - 1967

 

Glassworks

​Zelezny Brod, Czechoslovakia

1967 - 1968

 

Kosta Glassworks

​Kosta, Sweden

1972

 

Beyer & Co

​Freelance Designer, West Germany

1974 - 1976

 

Orrefors Glassworks

​Freelance Designer, Sweden

1977 - 1980

 

Peter Mandl Sculptures

​Sculpturer, Sweden

1980 - Present

Education

The College of Glass Art

Zelezny Brod, Czechoslovakia

1962 - 1966

 

College of Art

​Prague, Czechoslovakia

1968

 

Konstfackskolan

​Stockholm, Sweden

1969 - 1972

 

Glasskolan

​Orrefors, Sweden

1970