Jan Bacur

Jan Bacur

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JAN BACUR (1937-)

Jan Bacur is naive painter of Slovak origin. He was born October 22, 1937 in Padina (village close to Kovacica, Serbia), a city founded in 1806 by Slovaks from the region of Novohrad.

Member of the Kovacica Naïve Art Gallery

His parents were farmers, like all the Slovaks who came to the region to work the land and brought spiritual wealth of their country of origin. Jan Bacuri has inherited his talent from his mother that decorated the walls of the houses in Padina. In his childhood he was fascinated by painting and developed his talent in the secondary school Kovacica. There, as a schoolboy he saw the works of naive artists known, and this gave him more strength and determination to continue in that direction. Thanks to his talent, highlighted by participation in a collective Padina, at the age of 13 years. In October Kovacica exhibited for the first time in 1962, as a guest. In 1985 he became a full member of the Art Gallery of Naïve Kovacica. Since then he has behind him 28 individual exhibitions in his country and abroad, and was also a participation in many colonies of artists. „I paint slowly and quietly. I do my best to make known to the younger generations how people lived and worked in the past.“ The subject of his work is connected with the roads and fields of his native hills. The accuracy of the rural architecture of his native country is remarkable. His paintings reflect the conserved and ancient traditions, the beauty and spirit of old times. The spirit of citizenship is still clearly indicated on the Slovak national costume of the people portrayed.

Collective exhibitions in foreign countries:

Slovakia (Nitra, Bratislava, Trencin, Puchov, Modry Kamen, Martin, Zilina, Terchova, Banska Bysrica…), Czech Republic (Prague, Karvina), France (Paris), Australia (Melbourne), Spain (Sevilla, Madrid), USA (Washington), Bulgaria (Sofia, Plovdiv, Varna), Germany (Munchen, Gomaringen, Stuttgart, Ulm), Austria (Vienna, Saltzburg), England (London), Mexico( Mexico City)…


For each purchased oil paintings of Jan Bacur worth over $ 300,00 we will send you a monograph dedicated to artist anniversary of his 50 years of artistic creativity, FOR FREE!!!

The book has been translated into three languages (Serbian, Slovak, English). Book is a collection of critical and journalistic texts, illustrations and photo documents.


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