J O Z E F M A J K U T
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
He was born on January 30th, 1909 at Betlanovce. In 1928, he graduated from the grammar school in Spišská Nová Ves. In the years 1940-1945, he studied at the Department of drawings and paintings of the Slovak Technical University in Bratislava with Martin Benka and Ján Mudroch. After the arrival to Košice in the year 1945, he began working as a secondary school professor. In 1952, he became the first Director of the Regional Gallery in Košice. In the years 1959-1960, he served as the head of the Department of Fine-arts of the Pedagogy Institute in Košice. He died on September 16th, 1963 in Košice.
In his early days he pursued to the petite genre, later the subject of his interest became an exclusively landscape painting. In particular, he captured the natural sceneries of the Slovak Paradise, captured in all seasons. While at the beginning he was concentrated on the transcript of the impression, in the later stages of his creation he was centred on the capturing of light and spatial properties of the environs.
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