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Creative meeting with Slovak painter Adolf Benz

On May 14, 2019, a creative meeting with the famous Slovak painter Adolf Benz was held at the Russian Center of the European Foundation of Slavic Literature and Culture.

The painter got acquainted with the activities of the center, visited the exhibition of books from the library funds “Great People of Russia”, appreciated the works of young paintists of the painting studio.

He spoke about his fate, work and contemporary art during the meeting. As a widely educated person, he interestingly talked about his philosophy of life, about the influence of art and religion on the relationship between people and countries.

He received an Academic Painter degree at Columbia University in New York. Then, he obtained a Fulbright scholarship and studied philosophy and anatomy in painting in Italy. He studied the ancient Greek language and became acquainted with the works of Socrates, Plato and Aristotle at the University of Bologna. This put an imprint on his life views and creativity.

Currently his works are in the collections of various museums of the world: the Metropolitan Museum and the Museum of Modern Art in New York, in the museums of Washington and Atlanta, Rome and Tel Aviv, Hong Kong and the Slovak National Gallery. Most of his works are in the hands of private collectors.

The meeting was attended by students of courses, compatriots and representatives of the Academy of Adolf Benz. The painter's speech was accompanied by controversy and discussion.

Then the author conducted a tour of the halls of the Aircraft Gallery, where his works are exhibited. Visitors were impressed by his images on anti-war topics.