I began to follow in the footsteps of my artistic family's tradition even as a young child. I am fourth generation of Artists.
From the apprenticeship in my grandfather's studio I moved on to professional studies at the College of Fine Arts and Design in Brno, Czech Republic.
My wood-carvings can be seen in dozens of churches, catholic schools, convents and private collections in Europe, the United States, Canada and Australia.
Josef Stanek

HERE ARE TWO SAMPLES OF MANY WORKS REALIZED BY MY GRANDFATHER, JOSEF STANEK :
St.Cyril and Method ST. CYRIL AND METHOD
1938 - basswood, height 210cm / 7 ft.
The Czech national Chapel
Jerusalem
St.Agnes ST. AGNES OF BOHEMIA
1939 - basswood, height 300 cm / 10 ft.
St. Jacob's Church
Prague, Czech Republic

(my Grandfather on right, his brother Frantisek in the midle)