Son and student of Otakar Frantisek Spidlen. Also trained with the Russian maker Jindrich Vitacek and Karel Josef Dvorak. Won many awards and later was a member of the jury at various making competitions. A respected expert in old violins and a founding member of the Violin-Makers' Artists' Circle.
- The auction record for this maker is $26,252 in Jun 2014, for a violin. - 19 auction price results.