Jan Kavan studied at the Praha Academy, later in Paris, Roma and Firenze. As a teacher he was on the faculty at the Secondary School of Applied Arts in Zlín and then at the University of Applied Arts in Praha. He produced monuments, portraits, works for monumental architecture, commemorative plaques, allegorical and genre sculptures, striving for lyrical and dramatic rendition of the theme and ceramic work. His son, Jan Kavan, Jr., born in 1947, was also a graphic designer.
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