Janko Alexy

* 25. 1. 1894, Liptovský Mikuláš (Liptovský Mikuláš), Slovensko (Slovakia)
† 22. 9. 1970, Bratislava (Bratislava), Slovensko (Slovakia)
publicist, pedagogue, painter, writer

 

nationality: Slovak
sex: male

Janko Alexy
Mojmírova smrť II.
1942
malba
papír, pastel
82 x 111 cm
Janko Alexy
Bitka pri Devíne
1942–1943
malba
papír, pastel
66 x 98 cm
Janko Alexy
Rodina
1932
malba
karton, pastel
44,5 x 60,5 cm
Janko Alexy
Čáčov
1945
malba
deska, olej
68 x 98 cm
Janko Alexy
Pohreb
1921
malba
lepenka, olej
50 x 49 cm
Janko Alexy
Štúdia baču
1930
malba
olej, plátno
39 x 40 cm

word:
He studied at the Akademie Výtvarných Umění (Academy of Visual Arts) in Prague by Vlaho Bukovac, Maximilian Pirner and Max Švabinský. He lived in Liptovský Mikuláš, Martin and from 1937 in Bratislava.
He began his creative artistic career with soially motivated expressive works from the environment of the urban periphery, as he called it. He developed genre painting in an original way, inspired by ballads, folk songs and legends (Hôrni chlapci – Mountain Robbers). He also devoted attention to stained glass and tapestries. Pastel was his most characteristic artistic technique. Alexy's decorative genre of pastels is prevalent throughout his rural pieces (Kúria Baanovcov v Trstenom – Curia of the Baans in Trstené). Alexy was especially adept at painting cityscapes, though peculiarly, for usually an air of abstract expressionism resided in the works.
He also created several models for architectural projects, e.g. the window-pane at the P. O. Hviezdoslav Theatre in Bratislava.
In his literary works J. Alexy preferred themes from the life of Slovak bohemia and autobiographical topics: Život nie je majáles (1956, Life is Not a May Festival), Osudy slovenských výtvarníkov (1948, Destinies of Slovak Graphic and Plastic Artists).
en.wikipedia.org, 2.7.2017

notes:
Někdy datum narození uváděno 26. 1. 1894