Comprehensive and unique, this visual reference includes photographs of 100 previously unpublished works by Slovakian artist, Koloman Sokol. Known as the founder of modern Slovakian graphic art, Sokol drew on inspiration from expressionists such as Vincent van Gogh and George Grosz to create somber paintings and meticulous woodcuts that depict the human condition. Through this collection of never-before-seen artwork, this book provides a rare glimpse into the life and work of one of Slovakia’s most influential artists.
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Ivan Jancár is a curator at the Bratislava City Gallery. He is the author of Dusan Kallay and Filko’s Arch and the Alters of Presence. He is a certified art expert in the Slovak Republic, specializing in 20th and 21st century Eastern and Central European fine arts, painting, graphic art, drawing, and sculpture. He is a member of the International Union of Art Critics and the recipient of the Martin Benka Prize. He lives in Bratislava. Lee Karpiscak is the author of Dreams Intersect Reality: Slovak Visual Artists in their Own Words. Over the course of her 35-year career in museums, she worked at New York’s American Museum of Natural History, the Arizona State Museum, and the University of Arizona Museum of Art, from where she recently retired after 30 years as curator and assistant director. She is the recipient of a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts and two Fulbright awards. She lives in Tucson, Arizona.
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