Maurice Calka (1921 Łódź, Poland – 1999 Paris, France) was a sculptor, designer and urbanist. Calka was awarded the Grand Prix de Rome in 1950. He was a professor at the École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts de Paris (ENSBA)-(National School of Fine Arts in Paris). He was a winner of a prize from the French architecture academy.

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  • Maurice Calka (Lodz, 1921 - París, 1999) fue un escultor, diseñador y urbanista francés. (es)
  • Maurice Calka (1921 à Łódź en Pologne - 1999 à Paris en France) était un sculpteur, un designer et un urbaniste français. Premier grand prix de Rome en 1950, ancien professeur chef d’atelier à l’École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts de Paris (ENSBA), prix de l'Académie d'Architecture de France, médaillé de la ville de Lille, il était ancien membre de l’équipe de recherche et de proposition en urbanisme du ministère de la Construction. (fr)
  • Maurice Calka (1921 Łódź, Poland – 1999 Paris, France) was a sculptor, designer and urbanist. Calka was awarded the Grand Prix de Rome in 1950. He was a professor at the École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts de Paris (ENSBA)-(National School of Fine Arts in Paris). He was a winner of a prize from the French architecture academy. During his lifetime two of his works achieved worldwide renown. The first, made of stone, is in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and is ten metres high, a statue of the Lion of Judah, ordered by the Emperor Haile Selassie, who saw this as an opportunity to give a view of Africa entering modern times in 1955. This sculpture, easily identified by its silhouette, became a cultural symbol of Afrocentrism. His second piece is a molded plastic desk, the "Boomerang Desk" – based on a polished stone and designed at the end of the sixties – as a limited edition. This piece of furniture was the forerunner of the objects designed during the rest of the following decade. It has been presented in numerous publications and exhibitions. During his lifetime Calka created over fifty monumental pieces of work of all types, most created in his Paris workshop on Rue Raffet. His involvement in public art and the urban space led the sculptor to contribute to several architectural projects, fifteen of which were completed. (en)
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  • Maurice Calka (Lodz, 1921 - París, 1999) fue un escultor, diseñador y urbanista francés. (es)
  • Maurice Calka (1921 à Łódź en Pologne - 1999 à Paris en France) était un sculpteur, un designer et un urbaniste français. Premier grand prix de Rome en 1950, ancien professeur chef d’atelier à l’École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts de Paris (ENSBA), prix de l'Académie d'Architecture de France, médaillé de la ville de Lille, il était ancien membre de l’équipe de recherche et de proposition en urbanisme du ministère de la Construction. (fr)
  • Maurice Calka (1921 Łódź, Poland – 1999 Paris, France) was a sculptor, designer and urbanist. Calka was awarded the Grand Prix de Rome in 1950. He was a professor at the École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts de Paris (ENSBA)-(National School of Fine Arts in Paris). He was a winner of a prize from the French architecture academy. (en)
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