Emeric Fejes, 1904–1969, was a Croatian (Yugoslavian) painter who painted in a primitive or naive style. He's most famous for paintings of world landmarks in which he added colors of his own choosing. My family owned a few dozen Fejes paintings at one point, we have less than a half dozen all together at this point and I'm trying to reassemble them. Have one to sell?Comment on the blog and tell me.
Saturday, April 11, 2015
A Museum Exhibit Guide with Emerik Fejes, Bought in 79
I bought this guide in 1979 in the summer in Zagreb from the Primitive Art Museum. I hope nobody minds me reproducing parts of it.
In 1952, the Peasant Art Gallery was founded in Zagreb; from 1956 it operated under the name of the Gallery of Primitive Art, while since 1994, in line with a decision by the Croatian Parliament, its title has been the Croatian Museum of Naive Art. From the very beginning the establishment was organized and run according to strict museological principles, and is thus deemed to be the world’s first museum of naive art.
The Croatian Museum of Naive Art holds more than 1,600 works of art – paintings, sculptures, drawings and prints – mainly by Croatian artists.
The permanent display of the Museum was established according to the maxim:Naive Art as a Segment of Modern Art. Some eighty anthology-piece paintings and sculptures of a score of classics of the Croatian Naive are on display, from the early thirties to the 1980s. The focus is on Croatian artists – of the celebrated Hlebine School, and a few of the more highly-valued independent artists. In conjunction with their works, artworks of significant artists of other nations are also on show.