Life and Work of Founding Generation of Modern Slovak Visual Arts
Because of the war, Mikuláš was forced to return home to Turčianske Teplice where he started to work for his father. He did not lose his interest in arts in the changed situation either. Three issues of the monthly entitled Hárman published by the Galanda brothers in 1919, illustrated by Mikuláš himself, testify to the aforesaid.
From 1922 to 1927, Mikuláš Galanda studied in Prague, at first at an arts and crafts school and a year later he moved to the Academy of Fine Arts. He also commuted to Prague in 1928 when studying to gain a teaching qualification. And it was that time when he met Mária Boudová whom he also married 4 years later. Thus Mikuláš created basic existential, personal and social preconditions for him to apply himself to teaching and artistic work.
In isolated instances, the artist touched even the final stage of women's lives—the old age. The other half of women's fate did not take a significant place in his works, even though he was aware of women's situation. He did not manage to feel it as much as he felt the beauty of the young, mainly maternity, although the fate did not let him have his own offspring.
Mgr. Zita Kostrová