Vladimír Kompánek

Vladimír Kompánek (28 October 1927 in Rajec – 20 January 2011) was a Slovak sculptor and painter. He won the Herder Prize in 1967.[1]

Between 1947 - 1949 he studied at the Slovak Technical University in Bratislava, then from 1949 - 1954 at the College of Fine Arts.[2]

His wooden sculptures draw ideas from the rural environment. Kompánek also creates the concept of "protective deities", symbols which appear in his works. symbols. A frequent motif he uses is a woman and field characters and carnival masks. He is also a maker of wooden toys.


  1. ^ www.osobnosti.sk
  2. ^ "Vladimír Kompánek | osobnosti.sk | životopisy, diela, tvorba, články, linky". osobnosti.sk. Retrieved 29 November 2011.

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