100 years since the birth of Martin Jonaš


Commemorative postage stamps

Year of issue: 2024

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Martin Jonaš (1924–1996) is one of the most important and world-renowned naïve painters of Slovak origin from the Republic of Serbia. His painting became globally recognizable thanks to a large number of individual and group exhibitions held around the world and numerous international awards and recognitions. His paintings are characterized by a visually special way of depicting human figures, oversized hands and feet, which gives recognition to physical work, which makes it particularly current today. The issue is also a specific tribute to the naive painting of the Slovak national minority from Kovačica. That is why the sheet of the issue inscribes in the history of philately and national memory the extremely valuable works of contemporary Kovačica naive painting by its most prominent representatives: Pavel Hajko, Jan Glozik, Zuzana Vereski, Pavel Cicka, Pavel Povolni Juhas, Klara Babka, Vieroslava Svetlik and Miroslav Hraško.

Professional cooperation: National Council of the Slovak National Minority in Serbia, Babka Kovačica Foundation and Kovačica Naive Art Gallery – Martin Jonaš Memorial Home
Graphic realization of the issue: MA Marija Vlahović, academic graphic artist

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