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Fulla Ľudovít

*27 February 1902, Ružomberok – †21 April 1980, Bratislava

Painter, graphic designer, illustrator, scenic artist, one of the founders of modern Slovak art. He studied at a private school of G. Malý in Bratislava and at the School of Applied Arts in Prague. In his creation he was inspired by folk art, craft (painting on glass, embroidery, gingerbreads making), modern artists (e.g. Marc Chagall) and child art. Except of painting, graphics, drawing and scenography he devoted to book illustrations. In the year 1921 the group Komenský published drawings of Ľ. Fulla as a set of postcards, in the years 1930 – 1932 four numbers of Private letters of Fulla and Galanda and in the years 1930 – 1940 avant-garde scenographies for Slovak National Theatre in Bratislava. In the year 1958 he established his own personal gallery in Žilina and in the years 1966 – 1977 he has given convolutes of his works to the state as an equivalent for building and operation of the Ľudovít Fulla Gallery in Ružomberok in administration of the Slovak National Gallery which was opened in the year 1969. He received the bronze medal for scenographic proposals at the Triennial of Applied Arts in Milano (1936) and Grand Prix for the picture Song and Work at the World exhibition in Paris (1937). He individually exhibited in Bratislava, Košice, Prague, Žilina, Warsaw. The memory book Moments and Faith was published (1983). 


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