Martin Benka

* 21. 9. 1888, Kiripolec, Kostoliště (Malacky), Slovensko (Slovakia)
28. 6. 1971, Malacky (Malacky), Slovensko (Slovakia)
graphic artist, illustrator, painter, pedagogue

 

nationality: Slovak
sex: male

Martin Benka
Štúdia hrabačiek zo Zliechova
1938
malba
olej, plátno
16,5 x 24 cm
Martin Benka
Hrabačky
1941
malba
olej, plátno
37 x 63 cm
Martin Benka
Na holiach
1922
malba
olej, plátno
139 x 116 cm
Martin Benka
Na pole
1934
malba
olej, plátno
Martin Benka
Rekreanti
1941
malba
olej, plátno
90 x 80 cm

word:
Benka's ornamental style, influenced by folk art, contrasted sharply with the functional and purist approach of the German Bauhaus and Soviet avantgarde movements of that time. A contemporary of the famous Czech generation of cubist artists, Benka lived in Prague for 30 years. Benka, along with Ľudovít Fulla, Mikuláš Galanda, and the Czech Jaroslav Vodrážka created Modernist Slovak typography. He was a prolific creator of different fonts – between 40 and 60 of them.
en.wikipedia.org, 2.7.2017

notes:
- (pseud.) Betýn, Marko, 1888-1971
- Synevin, Janko, 1888-1971
- NK ČR uvádí, zřejmě chybně, 18. 6. - zdroj www.osobnosti.sk

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