Zdeněk Šputa (* 23 June 1916): painter, sculptor, designer.
His works are represented in public and private collections all over the world, and his artefacts are included in the permanent exhibition of modern and contemporary art in the Prague National Gallery. He was the head artist of the Man and His World exhibition in Montreal in 1975. Šputa’s work reaches from the 1940s up to the present. Since the end of the 40s, he has designed the artistic arrangements of exhibitions, sculpted for architecture, and designed stained glass windows, tapestries and jewellery. His work was among the best that was created in Czech design of the 1950s, 60s, and 70s. In the 1980s, he returned to paining. The restoration of Kalský Mill, an excellent exemplar of the timbered 18th century architecture of the Krkonoše Foothills, became his signature work.
The works of Zdeněk Šputa reflect his approach to life, his knowledge, the awareness of not only artistic, but also the aesthetic constants and correlations in art. His work is based on his ability to give shape to ideas, materials, and objects.