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Majka Wichnerová

Majka Wichnerová

(22. 8. 1946)

The academic sculptor Majka Wichnerová belongs to the best known contemporary authors of the Czech numismatics. She spent much of her life abroad, where in 1965 she followed her husband, who was a prominent scientist. After two years spent in Israel, she found a new home in Germany, where she studied the art of sculpture under professor Karl Hans Burgeff (Cologne). At that time, she had been through the studies at the Václav Hollar Art School already. For the studies in Germany she was making extra money working as a leader of an art group, which she then eventually led for eleven years. Wichnerová permanently returned to the Czech Republic to the turn of the millennium. The Hasina homeland, where she still lives and works, she however began to visit regularly since 1990. The first award in contests for coins announced by the Czech National Bank (CNB) came in 1997 – it was the title “Foundation of Charles University”. The coin was minted in the following year. Soon after she began to work on individual orders for the Czech Mint, later continued a successful cooperation also with the Prague Mint. Majka Wichnerová is a great lover of cats and also keen gardener.

     

INTERVIEW

Have you counted, how many medals and coins you have created sofar?

No, I have not. I neither make efforts to count them. The plaster models are piling up at my home, so I sort them gradually, some of them retaining, some others getting rid off, which I then usually regret (laughing). But you can not collect everything, my house is small for that.

But you definitely do remind yourself of the ever first coin of yours, right?…

Of course, I do. It was the Charles University coin in 1998 for CNB. Then followed the medal reminding the upcoming second millennium for the Czech Mint in Jablonec. This medal came out from a coin contest for the national bank, the design was bought then by the Czech Mint. Thus began the cooperation with the mint in Jablonec and finally with the Prague Mint three years ago. For the Prague Mint I have sofar created designs for the medals Franz Kafka, Olga Havlová, Great Moravian Empire and the Emperor Charlemagne.

In 1965, your husband and you went to Israel and after two years you left Israel for Germany. Right there you significantly developed your talent. Who was your teacher?


Ten years after leaving my country, I started studying the art of sculpture under professor Karl Hans Burgeff in Cologne. He was also an excellent medal maker, I took over from him the technique of engraving into plaster, so that in my case it is not about modelling. In 1980 I passed the exams, joined the master class of Burgeff and seven years later I became his master-student. The name of the discipline was “free plastic art in architecture”.

What made to come back to the Czech Republic?

I had my family here and my mother was sick at the end of her life, so I often commuted and took care of her. Thus I re-established my contacts and frankly speaking, it's something totally different to be at home again. The time in exile was not easy and I was overcoming the hardships thanks to the memories of beautiful hot summers with my grandmother in Hasina. Or thanks to the stays at my other grandmother´s in Trutnov. These were the memories that gave me strength, so when I could come to the Czech Republic again, it was like winning the lottery.


Another artworks prepared by Majka Wichnerová

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ESTABLISHING THE CZECH Budejovice - proposals coin 200 ... 250 000,00 Kč
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ESTABLISHING THE CZECH Budejovice - proposals coin 200 ... 2 880,00 Kč
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Of Teaching at the Prague Conservatory - proposals coin... 250 000,00 Kč
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Of Teaching at the Prague Conservatory - proposals coin... 240 000,00 Kč
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Of Teaching at the Prague Conservatory - proposals coin... 3 380,00 Kč
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Of Teaching at the Prague Conservatory - proposals coin... 3 780,00 Kč
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Of Teaching at the Prague Conservatory - proposals coin... 3 780,00 Kč
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Of Teaching at the Prague Conservatory - proposals coin... 8 900,00 Kč
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Of Teaching at the Prague Conservatory - proposals coin... 9 900,00 Kč
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Of Teaching at the Prague Conservatory - proposals coin... 9 900,00 Kč
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Great Moravia - 34 mm Silver Proof... 630,00 Kč
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Great Moravia - 34 mm silver patina... 1 980,00 Kč
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Great Moravia - 34 mm silver B. K.... 1 980,00 Kč
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Great Moravia - 1 Oz Gold Proof... 158 450,00 Kč
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Great Moravia - 1 Oz Silver B. K.... 4 990,00 Kč
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Tomas Bata ml . - Proposals coin 200 , - CZK - set of t... 250 000,00 Kč
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Tomas Bata ml . - Proposals coin 200 , - CZK - set of t... 2 885,00 Kč
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Tomas Bata ml . - Proposals coin 200 , - CZK - set of t... 2 980,00 Kč
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Rabbi Judah Low - proposals coin 200 , - CZK - set of t... 250 000,00 Kč
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Peter Wok von Rosenberg - proposals coin 200 , - CZK - ... 250 000,00 Kč
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Olga Havlová - the 80th anniversary of Au proof... 25 950,00 Kč
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Olga Havlová - the 80th anniversary of Au B. K.... 25 950,00 Kč
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MARIÁNSKÝ MOST V ÚSTÍ NAD LABEM – návrhy mince 5000,-Kč... 64 790,00 Kč
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Charlemagne - 1200th death anniversary silver proof... 1 790,00 Kč
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Charlemagne - 1200th death anniversary silver patina... 1 790,00 Kč
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Karel Absolon - 90. výročí objevení Věstonické venuše z... 25 950,00 Kč
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KAMIL LHOTÁK - proposals coin 200 , - CZK - set of thre... 250 000,00 Kč
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KAMIL LHOTÁK - proposals coin 200 , - CZK - set of thre... 240 000,00 Kč
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KAMIL LHOTÁK - proposals coin 200 , - CZK - set of thre... 3 250,00 Kč
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KAMIL LHOTÁK - proposals coin 200 , - CZK - set of thre... 3 580,00 Kč
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KAMIL LHOTÁK - proposals coin 200 , - CZK - set of thre... 3 580,00 Kč
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KAMIL LHOTÁK - proposals coin 200 , - CZK - set of thre... 8 900,00 Kč
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KAMIL LHOTÁK - proposals coin 200 , - CZK - set of thre... 9 900,00 Kč
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KAMIL LHOTÁK - proposals coin 200 , - CZK - set of thre... 9 900,00 Kč
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GEORGE MELANTRICH The Aventine - proposals coin 200 , -... 250 000,00 Kč
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GEORGE MELANTRICH The Aventine - proposals coin 200 , -... 240 000,00 Kč
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GEORGE MELANTRICH The Aventine - proposals coin 200 , -... 3 380,00 Kč
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GEORGE MELANTRICH The Aventine - proposals coin 200 , -... 3 780,00 Kč
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GEORGE MELANTRICH The Aventine - proposals coin 200 , -... 3 780,00 Kč
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GEORGE MELANTRICH The Aventine - proposals coin 200 , -... 8 900,00 Kč
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GEORGE MELANTRICH The Aventine - proposals coin 200 , -... 9 900,00 Kč
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GEORGE MELANTRICH The Aventine - proposals coin 200 , -... 9 900,00 Kč
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Jiri Kolar - proposals coin 500 , - CZK - set of three ... 250 000,00 Kč
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Jiri Kolar - proposals coin 500 , - CZK - set of three ... 240 000,00 Kč
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Jiri Kolar - proposals coin 500 , - CZK - set of three ... 2 980,00 Kč
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Jiri Kolar - proposals coin 500 , - CZK - set of three ... 2 980,00 Kč
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Jiri Kolar - proposals coin 500 , - CZK - set of three ... 8 900,00 Kč
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Jiri Kolar - proposals coin 500 , - CZK - set of three ... 9 900,00 Kč
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JAN PERNER - proposals coin 200 , - CZK - set of three ... 250 000,00 Kč
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JAN PERNER - proposals coin 200 , - CZK - set of three ... 240 000,00 Kč
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JAN PERNER - proposals coin 200 , - CZK - set of three ... 2 785,00 Kč
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JAN PERNER - proposals coin 200 , - CZK - set of three ... 2 880,00 Kč
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JAN PERNER - proposals coin 200 , - CZK - set of three ... 2 880,00 Kč
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JAN PERNER - proposals coin 200 , - CZK - set of three ... 8 900,00 Kč
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JAN PERNER - proposals coin 200 , - CZK - set of three ... 9 900,00 Kč
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JAN PERNER - proposals coin 200 , - CZK - set of three ... 9 900,00 Kč
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JAN HUS - sada I. – návrhy mince 10000,-Kč sada tří Au ... 64 790,00 Kč
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JAN HUS - sada I. – návrhy mince 10000,-Kč sada tří Au ... 76 790,00 Kč
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JAN HUS - sada I. – návrhy mince 10000,-Kč sada tří Au ... 134 900,00 Kč
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JAN HUS - sada I. – návrhy mince 10000,-Kč sada tří Au ... 240 000,00 Kč
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JAN HUS - sada I. – návrhy mince 10000,-Kč sada tří Ag ... 2 390,00 Kč
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JAN HUS - sada I. – návrhy mince 10000,-Kč sada tří Ag ... 2 480,00 Kč
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JAN HUS - sada I. – návrhy mince 10000,-Kč sada tří Ag ... 9 990,00 Kč
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Franz Kafka - the 130th anniversary of the birth Au pro... 25 950,00 Kč
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Franz Kafka - the 130th anniversary of the birth Au b.k... 25 950,00 Kč
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Franz Kafka - the 130th anniversary of the birth of Ag ... 1 990,00 Kč
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Franz Kafka - the 130th anniversary of the birth of Ag ... 1 990,00 Kč
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Bohumil Hrabal - proposals coin 200 , - CZK - set of th... 2 885,00 Kč
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Bohumil Hrabal - proposals coin 200 , - CZK - set of th... 2 980,00 Kč
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Bohumil Hrabal - proposals coin 200 , - CZK - set of th... 8 900,00 Kč
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BEDŘICH grapes - proposals coin 200 , - CZK - set of th... 250 000,00 Kč
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BEDŘICH grapes - proposals coin 200 , - CZK - set of th... 240 000,00 Kč
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BEDŘICH grapes - proposals coin 200 , - CZK - set of th... 8 900,00 Kč
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17 November 1989 - proposals coin 200 , - CZK - set of ... 2 885,00 Kč
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17 November 1989 - proposals coin 200 , - CZK - set of ... 9 900,00 Kč
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17 November 1989 - proposals coin 200 , - CZK - set of ... 9 900,00 Kč
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1. průmyslová výstava v Evropě, Praha - 225. výročí stř... 1 790,00 Kč
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