Born in 1960 in Czech Republic Vlastimil Beránek represents the third generation of the Beránek family of glassmakers which made history of the Czech glass in the 1940s as they established the glassworks in Škrdlovice. Throughout its history, this glassworks has become synonymous with modern-day hot-shaped glass. He was in charge of the glassworks himself from 1992 to 2008.
In terms of his creative ambitions, though, Vlastimil Beránek is mainly a sculptor, the creator of bulky sculptures made of glass melted in the mould. He graduated from the studio headed by professor Stanislav Libenský at Prague´s Academy of Applied Arts. It was here where a foundation of his today´s artistic expression, which is characterized by a rigorous elementary form, has been laid.