(we’re back :-) hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas!)
Albín Polášek, sculptor and teacher at the Art Institute of Chicago for 30 years, retired in 1950 to a small isolated lakefront home and studio which is now surrounded by the community of Winter Park, Florida. He completed over 400 hundred works including eighteen created after he suffered a stroke which left him with only one good hand. Many of Polášek’s pieces are on display in the studio and garden. The studio is open by guided tour only. There’s also a small museum featuring changing exhibits.
Everything is accessible but the ramp from the garden (fenced off from the front of the property) to the museum rear entrance is steep, lacks a landing, and has a door that opens outward making access very difficult. It may be possible to use the rear studio entrance which is not as steep to return to the parking area.