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Galanda Mikuláš

*4 May 1895, Turčianske Teplice – †5 June 1938, Bratislava

Significant representative of the interwar avant-garde. He studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Budapest (1914 – 1916), at the School of Applied Arts (1922), at the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague (1923 – 1927) and in the year 1928 he passed an examination for professoriate of drawing. In addition to painting he devoted to free and book painting and utility graphic. At the beginning of his creation theme of workers, people from street, needy urban family and theme of woman – mother prevailed. Under the influence of Čapek, Kremlička, Zrzavý he passed to neo-cubistic stylisation, fluent round line and shape modulation. Around the year 1930 surrealist episode followed, in subsequent years he continued in developing of cubistic synthesis. Lyrising line culminated with pink period with the theme of maternity, act and portrayal of woman by dressing table. His monochrome harmonising of picture emphasised acting of figures of round contour. Time – simultaneous works used angled line. He also devoted to social genre. He received the silver medal at the World exhibition in Paris (1937). Individually exhibited in Košice, Martin, Prague, Prostějov. The most important collected exhibitions were in Bratislava, Budapest and Martin. 


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