Who is Karl Sovanka?

Karl Sovanka (Karol Šovánka) (7 March 1893 in Uhrovec, near Trenčín, Slovakia – 1961 in Östringen, Germany) was a painter and sculptor. He is world-known for his paintings of animals and hunting motifs.

He was a famous painter and sculptor from the town of Kežmarok. He studied in Budapest (prof. Ľudovít Mátray), in Brussels (prof. van der Stappen), and in Paris. He was a devotee of the Slovak painters club in Bratislava.

Sovanka was painting countrysides, animals and hunting motifs in nature, and he along with made some sculptures and glasses. At an exhibition in Prague in 1931, he was exhibited subsequent to the oil paintings “Fox in the winter”, “Dogs once boar”, and others. Besides Slovakia and Prague, he then held exhibitions in Brno and Budapest.

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Other famous paintings: Tatras countryside.

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