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Brunovský Albín

*25 December 1935, Zohor – †20 January 1997, Bratislava

National artist, painter, graphic designer, illustrator, author of former Czechoslovak banknotes. He studied at the Secondary school of applied arts in Bratislava and at the Academy of Fine Arts in Bratislava; in 1967 he was named a professor. His contribution to the Slovak culture is in multiplicity of his artistic expression, whether it´s a free graphic, utility graphic (banknotes, stamps), painting on wood, illustrating of books for children and adults. At the beginning he was influenced by creation of Vincent Hložník. For a creative approach of Brunovský characteristic are tendencies – first line passes through more or less faithful presentation of seen or experienced. Second line directs to breaking image of this pattern and to re-reconstruction but on base of own imagination and artistic patterns that lead to creation of new artistic reality. First pictures he painted on the plates of irregular shape, rare Persian walnut by combination of watercolour and tempera painting, pastel and ink on polished several times chalk base. Since 1963 Albín Brunovský participated on exhibitions of Slovak and Czechoslovak art at home and abroad (Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Poland, Hungary, France, Italy, Belgium, Netherlands, Norway, Serbia, Japan, Egypt and USA). He won many prizes, the most important of them are: Prize ex aequo on the Graphic Biennial in Lugano, Prize of M. Majerník, Prize of Paris city, Herder prize, Grand Prix on Biennial of utility graphic in Brno, 1st prize on Biennial of Slovak graphic in Banská Bystrica, Golden apple on Biennial of illustrations Bratislava, Grand Prix on 8th international Biennial of graphic in Krakow, Golden apple on Biennial of Illustrations Bratislava, the main prize and silver medals for book illustrations on international exhibition of applied arts in Leipzig. 


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