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Endre Nemes: Baroque Chair
1941, Oil, Museum of Modern Art, Stockholm
Catalogue Number:  103
Graphic Lay-out:  Martin Činovský
Stamp Engraving:  Václav Fajt
Date of Issue:  October 5, 1996
Printing:  Postal Stationery Printing House, Prague, Czech Republic
Print Technology:  Recess printing from flat plates
Print Run:  395,200
FDC Motif:  Endre Nemes
FDC Engraving:  Václav Fajt
Cancellation Design:  Lars Sjööblom
FDC Printing:  Postal Stationery Printing House, Prague, Czech Republic
FDC Print Technology:  Recess printing from flat plates
FDC Print Run:  10,000

Endre Nemes (1909-1985)
Painter; recipient of the Swedish State Prize

Endre Nemes was born in Pécsvárad, Hungary and spent his childhood and youth in Slovakia - in Levoča, Spišská Nová Ves and Liptovský Mikuláš. From 1928 to 1930 he worked as a journalist and cartoonist in Prague, where he subsequently studied at the Academy of Fine Arts (1930-1934). In 1938 he fled to Norway to escape fascism, and from 1940 lived in Sweden, where he taught for a number of years at the school of art in Göteborg. From 1955 he worked as a freelance artist in Stockholm. His oeuvre belongs to that offshoot of Surrealism informed by the struggle against fascism. In Sweden he created a number of monumental works in enamel. His celebrated work "Baroque Chair" (1941) is a continuation of his Prague paintings from the 1930s, and in it the artist endeavours to address the international situation during the war from the viewpoint of Swedish neutrality. "Baroque Chair" was Endre Nemes's first major work in Sweden.

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