Vaclav Elias lives and works in St.Gallen. He was born April 28, 1958 in Czechoslovakia . At the age of eleven he emigrated with his parents to Germany and three year later the family moved to Lucerne. His first training was as as a dental technician but his passion was always art.
From 1979 to 1985 Vaclav Elias studied at the Municipal Theatre. He also studied at The Art Lucerne Training seminar under Professor Radoslav Kutra in painting and sculpture . His first professional artistic endeavors were in advertising, interior design and the theater. This led to a career as an independat set designer in theaters from St. Gallen to Munich.
From 2009, Elias has given various design courses working with the Art Team Herisau ( AR) and The Scuola di Scultura Peccia (TI).