Ivan Generalic was a simple person - a man who loved the nature, his property and his native village. The painter was discovered and confirmed as a great master, an innovator, a visionary - a combination of circumstances and life experiences, and probably the inherent talent and the (pre)sentiment - was ahead of its time. In the1960s he was the first who advocated for the construction of the Gallery in Hlebine. Despite the resistance of the native population and government who feared of the change vigorously opposed the construction of the Gallery. Thanks to his perseverance and stubbornness Gallery of Naive Art was built and opened to visitors on May 12,1968.
Curator of the exhibition: Helena Kusenic, curator, Koprivnica Town Museum - Gallery of Naive Art, Hlebine
Photographs of paintings: Vladimir Kostjuk
Photographs of graphics: Tina Antolic