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Christmas '98
Viera Hloľníková: Adoration of the Magi

Catalogue Number:  167
Graphic Lay-Out:  Martin Činovský
Stamp Engraving:  Martin Činovský
Date of Issue:  November 3, 1998
Printing:  Postal Stationery Printing House, Prague
Print Technology:  Rotary-recess printing combined with recess printing
Print Run:  3,415,000
Cancellation Design:  Martin Činovský from drawing by Viera Hloľníková
FDC Printing:  Book-print Gerthoffer, Zohor
FDC Print Technology:  Offset
FDC Print Run:  10,000

The painter Viera Hloľníková was born Znojmo in 1920 and attended the school of applied art in Brno before studying, from 1937 to 1942, at Prague's academy of applied art under Professors Kysela nad Novák.

Following graduation Viera Hloľníková, now married to Slovak artist Vincent Hloľník, moved with her husband to Turčiansky sv. Martin in Slovakia. Here she began her career by illustrating books for the Slovak cultural institution Matica slovenská. The focus of her ouvre, however, was monumental work such as mosaics and, above all, stained-glass windows. The latter grace an impressive number of churches, including at Dolný Hričov and Horný Smokovec. These works are remarkable in their perfection of draughstmanship, tonal richness and refinement.

In recent years the artist has been working in graphics - colour linocuts in particular - on sacred motifs, constantly adding to a series that already numbers more than two hundred prints.

Vincent Hloľník

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