Born October 23, 1946, and raised in Prague, Czech Republic, Vilem Zach spent numerous years studying privately under the mentor of art professor Tesinsky. Later finding life unrewarding under communist rule, he left his home land and moved to Canada in 1969. Once settled in a new and free atmosphere, Vilem had the chance to explore mediums such as acrylics, oils, pastels, and clay. He was able to transform his childhood dream into a full time profession. The subjects Vilem focused on mostly is the Western Canadian Culture and known as the “Cowboy” and “North American Indian”. With such emotions put into his work, Vilem shows us the candid moments in detail of the western heritage.
In the summer of 1977, Vilem exhibited his work at the Calgary Stampede. He displayed his two-dimensional works along with seven other artists at the time. Vilem to this day, still displays that this world renowned and highly visited Exhibition.
Corporate collectors such as the Canadian Embassy in Washington D.C., Petro Canada, Canadian Pacific Hotels, The Banff Museum, and the Calgary International Airport. Private collectors include President Vaclav Havel of the Czech Republic, Prince Andrews of England, Governor Frank Heating of Oklahoma, and Ralph Lauren.