Richard L. Scott
Born in Illinois, Richard has achieved a lifelong successful career in design and construction. Utilizing his organizational, leadership and creative talents, coupled with a passion for art and a flair for communication, he has originated, conceptualized and completed this, his first book, on Amphora.
Richard has an uncanny sense and drive to realize his dreams with contagious enthusiasm and an intellectual pursuit for historical accuracy and integrity whether it's for his collection of Art Nouveau, Art Deco, or WPA depression-era art, classic cars, French Cubist art, or in this case, Amphora ceramics. His fifteen-year long collection on Amphora reflects a broad range of exquisite taste and interest that is widely appreciated as a renowned addition to the world of decorative arts. It is his knowledge and love for the subject that he wishes to convey in this book.
Richard lives with his wife Linda, and daughter Katie, in Ohio, USA.
Born 1954. Studied art history at Charles University in Prague. He is a highly regarded specialist in Bohemian glass, porcelain and ceramics of the nineteenth and twentieth-century. He has worked as a curator at the Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague and as a director of the Museum in Karlovy Vary. Since 1991 he has served as the director of the Glasmuseum in Passau, Germany, and is also lecturer of of art history at the West Bohemian University in Plzen.
Lenka Merglova Pankova
Born 1962. She studied art history at Charles University in Prague. She is an accomplished art historian, currently working in the Museum in Karlovy Vary. Her research work focuses on applied art, glass and ceramics starting with nineteenth century till the current production.
Both Jan and Lenka are authors of many publications and special essays, written both together or independently. Additionally, they nave been curators of several exhibitions in Europe and Japan. They live in Karlovy Vary.