Apr 21, 2012

Slovakia FDC on "Ján Koniarek (1878 – 1952), Joint Issue with Serbia"

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Ján Koniarek (1878 – 1952), Joint Issue with Serbia

Date of Issue : 13 April 2012

An important Slovak sculptor of the first half of the 20th century and the founder of Slovak modern sculpture. He was born in 1878 in Voderady (near Trnava). He actively participated in exhibition events of Serbia. He focuses mostly on reliefs and portraits (Portrait of a father, 1905; Last breath, 1906; Head of John the Baptist, 1906 – 1912), as well as portraits of important Serbian celebrities (poets and writers: Dragutin Iljič, Jovan Dučič, Milorad Pavlovič-Krpa; painter Uroš Predič). In 1924 he relocated to Trnava where he stayed until his death. From 1978 the gallery in Trnava carries his name – Gallery of Ján Koniarek in Trnava where a permanent exposition of his works is located (2002).

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