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1939
oil/canvas
470 x 590 mm
signature: down in the right corner: M. Vir. /1939.

The younger woman carries a tray of corn, while an older selects the pots, which the potter drove in his vehicle.

Mirko Virius was born on October 28 1889 in Djelekovec, a village near Koprivnica. He was part of the progressive peasant movement. He connected with painters from Hlebine, Ivan Generalic and Franjo Mraz - they are the founders of Croatian naive art. He participated in the first exhibition of peasant painters in Zagreb. He painted with watercolors, oil paintings and he made drawings. Themes of his works are social: the work in the countryside, home and life rural poverty. Due to political activity he was arrested and taken to a concentration camp in Zemun where he died in 1943.

Details

  • Title: Potter in the Village
  • Creator: Mirko Virius
  • Date Created: 1939

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