Mikuláš Klimčák

Mikuláš Klimčák (16 November 1921 – 2 March 2016) was a Slovak iconographer, artist and philosopher.

Mikuláš Klimčák
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Born16 November 1921
Humenné, Slovakia
Died2 March 2016 (2016-03-03) (aged 94)
Bratislava, Slovakia
AwardsKnight of the Order of St. Sylvester

LifeEdit

Klimčák was born into a Greek-Catholic family in the city of Humenné.[1] Between 1943 and 1945, Klimčák studied at the Department of Drawing and Painting at the Slovak Technical University in Bratislava. In 1948 he graduated from the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague.

Inside the Basilica of the Dormition of the Holy Mother of God, the largest Greek-Catholic Marian shrine, are paintings and icons by Klimčák.[2]

DeathEdit

On the 2nd of March 2016, Mikuláš Klimčák passed away.[citation needed] 8 days later, on the 10th of March 2016, a Requiem Divine Liturgy was said for Mikuláš Klimčák by Bishop Peter Rusnák; after he was buried in the Andrew's Cemetery, near the cathedral, which he was said to have regularly visited.[3]

LegacyEdit

On the 3rd of December 2021, the Slovakian Government issued two stamps in honour of Klimčák.[4]

 
Tapestry of Ss. Cyril and Methodius

AwardsEdit

In 2003, Klimčák was awarded the Fra Angelico Award from the Council for Science, Education and Culture of the Conference of Bishops of Slovakia.[5] In 2007, Klimčák was made a Knight of the Order of St. Sylvester by Pope Benedict XVI.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "The history".
  2. ^ "Szlak Kultury Wołoskiej – After former shepherd's halls". szlakwoloski.eu.
  3. ^ "Majstra Klimčáka pochovali na Ondrejskom cintoríne". March 10, 2016.
  4. ^ "Postage Stamp Day: Mikuláš Klimčák (1921 – 2016) | Slovakia Stamps | Worldwide Stamps, Coins Banknotes and Accessories for Collectors | WOPA+". www.wopa-plus.com.
  5. ^ a b "Zomrel gréckokatolícky umelec Mikuláš Klimčák". March 2, 2016.