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Koloman Sokol: In the Atelier
combined technique, 60 x 45 cm, 1991
Gallery of P. M. Bohúň. Liptovský Mikuláš
Catalogue Number:  281
Graphic lay-out Rudolf Cigánik
Stamp Engraving:  Rudolf Cigánik
Date of Issue:  December 12, 2002
Printing:  Postal Stationery Printing House, Prague, Czech Republic
Print Technology:  Rotary recess printing combined with recess printing
Size of Impression:  40.0 mm x 65.0 mm
Print Run:  160,000
FDC Motif:  K. Sokol: On the Horses (ink, tempera, 60x45, 1979, Gallery of P.M. Bohúň, Liptovský Mikuláš)
FDC Engraving: Rudolf Cigánik
Cancellation Design:  Rudolf Cigánik
FDC Printing:  TAB, Bratislava
FDC Print Technology:  Recess printing from flat plates
FDC Print Run:  6,000

Koloman Sokol - painter and graphic artist. He was born in Liptovský Mikuláš on 12th December, 1902. Sokol attended the private graphic schools of Eugen Krón in Košice (from 1921 to 1924), Gustáv Mallý in Bratislava and the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague, where he studied under Max Švabinský and T. F.Šimon (from 1924 to 1932). In the years 1932 -1933 he studied in Paris. In 1937 he went to Mexico City, where he established a department of graphic art. Sokol left for the United States in 1942 and in the years 1946 -1947 he taught at the department of drawing and painting at the Slovak Technical College in Bratislava. Since September 1948 he lives in USA. Koloman Sokol's works are characterised by dynamism and expressive use of graphic techniques and are informed by social criticism and philosophical meditation. Point of his art was in expressionistic graphic art, notably wood engraving. As the first artist he brought to the Slovak modern art an urban genre and its social interactions. K.Sokol is one of Slovakia's leading 20th century exponents of graphic art. He lives and creates in Arizona, USA.

PhD. Karol Maliňák

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