Bohumil Eláš was born on September 2, 1937 in Nasobůrky.
From 1954 to 57 he attended the High School od Applied Arts of Glassmaking in Železný Brod and from 1957 to 1963 the University of Applied Arts in Prague with Prof. Josef Kaplický. After finishing his studies, he soon became known for his monumental glass sculptures and received many public contracts. His glass sculptures were bought by numerous private collectors as well as museums at home and abroad.
He worked as a freelance artist in Prague until his death on May 21, 2005.
1984 Tokyo, Gekkoso Gallery
1985 Praha, Galerie Čs. spisovatele
1986 Hamburg, Galerie „L“
1987 München, Glas des 20. Jahrhunderts Frankfurt, Galerie Gottschalk-Betz
1988 Geneve, Galerie Trois, Florida, Habbat Gallery
1989 Haag, Gallery Rob van den Doel
1990 Frankfurt, Galerie Gottschalk-Betz
1991 Chicago, Gallery Rob van den Doel
1992 Paris, Galerie Carpe Diem / Tokyo, Gallery Nakama
1993 Toronto, The Glass Art Gallery
1994 Hittfeld, Glaskunstgalerie
1996 Plzeň, Institut francouzské kultury / Ostrava, Nová síň
1997 Pardubice, Východočeské muzeum, London, The Studio Glass Gallery Tokyo
1998 Detroit, Habatat Galleries / Znojmo, Dům umění
1999 Praha, Mánes, Hamburg, Galerie „L“
2001 Reykjavik, Reykjavik Art Museum
2002 Weiden, Neues Rathaus,
2003 Biarritz, La Crypte de l´Eglise Saint-Eugénie, Osaka, Gallery Enomoto
2004 Praha, Galerie Václava Špály
2005 Suvereto, Museo di Arte Sacra, Praha, Galerie Diamant
2006 Permanent exhibition B. Eliáš, Fortress Lnáře