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Imrich Weiner-Král': Rachovo (Raftsman's dream)
1935, oil painting, Slovak National Gallery Bratislava
Catalogue Number:  250
Graphic lay-out:  Martin Činovský
Stamp Engraving:  Rudolf Cigánik
Date of Issue:  October 15, 2001
Printing:  Postal Stationery Printing House, Prague, Czech Republic
Print Technology:  Five-coloured recess printing from flat plates
Size of Impression:  40.0 mm x 50.0 mm
Print Run:  180,000
FDC Motif:  I. Weiner-Kráµ Bonn, graphics from the cycle Bratislava, xylograph, SNG Bratislava
FDC Engraving:  Rudolf Cigánik
Cancellation Design:  Martin Činovský using self-caricature from I. Weiner-Kráµ
FDC Printing:  Postal Stationery Printing House, Prague, Czech Republic
FDC Print Technology:  Recess printing from flat plates
FDC Print Run:  6,000

Imrich Weiner-Kráµ (1901-1978) was painter and graphic artist. He studied architecture at the Technical High School in Brno, painting at the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague, and at an academes in Dusseldorf, Berlin, and Paris from 1919 to 1924. He stayed for sojourns at universities in Paris, Berlin, and at Bauhaus in Dessau from 1930 to 1932. After return from abroad, he lived in Bratislava from 1932 to 1939. Imrich Weiner-Kráµ forced the way of surrealistic tendencies in specific modification and original poetics on the borderline of dream and reality, without applying the method of automatism. By means of figurative motif and mythical countryside, using the rich metaphoric language and symbols, he creates mysterious poetic world of visions, as shown in the reproduced picture on this stamp.
From 1939 to 1950, he Iived in France where he joined the anti-fascist movement and accepted the surname Kráµ. After his return to Czechoslovakia, he lived in Prague and PovazskaBystrica, and from 1961 in Bratislava.
Apart from the paintings he devoted himself to drawing, graphic art, illustrations, and writing.

PhD. Klára Kubíková

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