Ondrej Mares

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Date of Birth February 11, 1949
Place of Birth Czech Republic
Date of Death Mar 19, 2008 (59)
Horoscope Aquarius

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Ondrej Mares

Ondrej Mares was a Czech-Australian artist and furniture designer who lived in Macclesfield, South Australia. His work has been exhibited in Adelaide, Sydney and Prague. Mares is most famous for his Kachina pieces. In 2002, he was diagnosed with cancer, which had the effect of shifting his focus from larger pieces to smaller more compact pieces. Also, clues to his sickness manifested in later works, such as his Kachina titled 'Stem Cells'. Mares' work has been described as "jamming as much experience, humour and detail into each of his arte povera pieces, usually about high, as is aesthetically possible."

About Ondrej Mares

Czech-Australian artist and furniture designer who is most famous for his Kachina pieces, including the piece titled Stem Cells.

Before Fame

He started out as a toolmaker in Prague, and was high skilled in this line of work.


He traveled extensively in his career and his works are influenced by this.

Family Life

His parents raised him in the Czech Republic.


He and Andy Whitfield both tragically died of lymphoma.

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