Primary school of Viliam Zaborsky
• He was a Slovak painter and illustrator.
• He is regarded as the founder of Modernist
Slovak art in 20th century.
• Martin Benko was born on September 21, 1888 in
Kostolište in the west of Slovakia in the region
• He got the title National Artist.
He is buried
in the National Cemetery
Benka's ornamental style was
influenced by folk art.
In his paintings he displayed Slovak
nature, clouds, plains , fields and hills and
He liked to show people
Benka visited many regions
where people lived simply,
in communion with nature.
With his paintings he expressed love,
respect and admiration to Slovakia, its
nature and people.
He attended Art private school of Czech
painter Emanuel Neumann in Vienna.