* December 6, 1928 at Harrachov in a glassmakers family
† June 26, 2013
||Apprenticeship as a glass engraver in a glass school at Harrachov glass factory
||Graduated from Special Secondary Glass School at Novy Bor (specialised in engraving at Prof. K. Hrodek's class)
||He studies as an external student at the Pedagogical Faculty of Palackeho University in Olomouc (summer semester)
||Working as engraver at the "Art Glass" factory at Novy Bor
||Academy of Applied Arts in Prague (at Prof. Karel Sipl's studio of supplied sculpturing and glyptic)
First portraits of his family members in plaster and sandstone
Designs of engraved glass for Creative Center
Objects for world exhibitions (EXPO '58, Brussels)
||Working together with Prof. Sipl on an engraved glass pillar for EXPO 58 in Brussels
||Post graduate studies at Prof. Sipl's studio in Prague
||Teaching at the Academy of Applied Arts in Prague
||Working as a free lance artist in the field of glass, medals, coins and free sculpture
||Participates in the international conference of crafts in Vienna -shows glass engraving and lectures on Czech artistic glass
Glass engravings: E. Destinova, K. H. Macha, J. Zrzavy, S. Rath, J. H. Pastallozzi, B. Smetana, A. Einstein...
||He becomes a member of CSVU (Association of Czechoslovak Artists)
Engraved glass: P. Gaugin, J. Hus, A. Dürer, C. Perez, L. Beethoven, M. Chagall, A. Schweitzer, Primavera, J. Hasek, Gandhi, H. Ch. Andersen
Bronze medals: K. Havlicek, A. Dürer, H. Ch. Andersen
Coins: E. Destinová
Engraved intaglia: H. Kersten, R. Kersten
||Engraved figural glass filling 1,20 x 3 m
Engraved glass: J. Horejc, S. Rath, D. Bimann
Bronze medal: Vl. Preclik
||Conference Glassart Society Tuscon, Arizona
Teaching at California College in Oakland
Lecturing and demonstrating at Rochester Institute of Technology in Tuscon, Seattle and Los Angeles
||Lecturing on medal making at Penntate University, USA, Californian College of Art in Oakland and at Californian Polytechnic University
Portrait engravings: A. Dvorak, F. Kafka, N. Paganiny, J. Neruda
||Visiting professor at Glassart Academy in Baden and Pilchuck Glass Summer School
Portrait engravings: J. S. Bach, G. F. Händel, R. Strauss, F. Schubert, ...
||Teaching glass engraving at Pilchuk Glass Summer School, State University - Ken/Ohio, University of Illinois, Eastern University of Connecticut, Rhode Island School of Design / Providence, Yale University
He finishes a series of portrait medals of glassmakers: K. Fujita, S. Valken, Kugler, F. Linggard, H. Littleton, D. Chihuly.
J. Baez, B. Streisand, K. Rogers, D. Ross - for individual exhibition in Los Angeles
Portrait of Prof. S. Libensky in engraved glass
||teaching engraved glass at Pilchuck School, lecturing at the FIDEM Congress in Colorado Springs
||Pilchuck Glass Summer School, U.S.A.
Bratt Center of Art, Seattle, U.S.A.
3rd International Glass Symposium at Novy Bor
||Pilchuck Glass Summer School, U.S.A.
University of Bakersfield, California
||President Vaclav Havel appoints Jiri Harcuba the President of Academy of Applied Arts in Prague
||Visit to Tokyo on special invitation of Japan Foundation and later Kamakura, Kyoto, Narra, Nagoya, Horishima
||He is founding Dominik Bimann Society and School, CZ
Visiting professor at the University of Sunderland, GB
Invited to invent a programme of engraved glass in "Studio of Corning Museum of Glass", U.S.A.
||Chief of Engraved Glass department in Studio Corning, U.S.A.
||Teaching engraved glass in Pilchuck, U.S.A.
Teaching engraved glass at Studio of the Corning Museum of Glass in Corning, U.S.A.
Shooting a video tape for the studio
||Founded of Dominik Biman School (in Harrachov, Czech republic, the birth place of the famoust engraver / 1800-1857). D.B.School is travelling every year to different art schools with equipment for glass or steel - engraving. The aim is to show a traditional difficult craft in technical easy way, using the tools for individual statements.
2001 - Glass-Works N+S, Harrachov
2002 - Glass School, Kamenickı ©enov
2003 - Bild-Work, Frauenau
2004 - School of Steel - engraving, Jablonec nad Nisou
2005 - School of Metal-working, Neugablonz
2006 - Glass School, Kamenickı ©enov
2007 - Glass-School, Rheinbach