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Benka Martin

*1888, Kostolište – † 1971, Malacky

Slovak artist, graphic, illustrator, art pedagogue and Esperanto speaker. Founder of modern Slovak expression in painting and drawing. He occupied himself by several branches of creation – e.g. music, playing on a violin, making tapestries, stage design. He created 13 violins which are situated in the Martin Benka Museum in Martin. In the field of book design and typography Benka created many interesting experimental fonts and design layout of books influenced by cubistic idea. His painting program was stimulated by knowledge of Orava nature. In 1945 in Martin he founded with painters Karol Ondreička, Emil Makovický and sculptor Fraňo Štefunko art association Trojštít which had a conservative character. Its aim was to connect different types of art.


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In Koppel Villa Is CLOSED because of reinstallation of exhibition. We will open on January 30, 2020 at 6 PM.

Synagogue is CLOSED because of reinstallation of exhibition. We will open again 
on February 6, 2020 at 6pm.


The New wing of Koppel Villa will be closed from October 16, 2019 due to reconstruction of the building.

The exhibition Sculptor Ján Koniarek was closed.


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