Alžbeta Čižik
(Kovačica, 1936)

Alžbeta Čižik was born on April 4, 1936 in Kovačica. She graduated from an administrative high school.

Alžbeta belongs to the first generation of naïve painters in Yugoslavia and is one of the founders of the Gallery of Naïve Art in her birth city.

Alžbeta depicts everyday country life with warmth and sincerity. Through her work, she represents the tradition and customs of her life and community. Her paintings present nascent cheerful juvenility and romantic, idealized homeland landscapes. She shows great skill in drawing, though also works with graphics, using materials such as aquarelle and pastel. For that reason, her paintings are a synthesis of drawing and rich color depicting harmony and poetic serenity.

Alžbeta received numerous awards for her work, including a medal from the city of Amsterdam in 1979, a gold medal from an international exhibition held in Debeljača in 1989, and a special reward during the VI Biennale of Yugoslavian Naïve Art in Jagodina in 1993. She has also received a diploma from the International Exhibition of Naïve Art in Lisbon in 1996 and in 1999 received recognition for her overall artistic work during the IX International Biennale of Naïve Art in Jagodina.

Alžbeta Čižik's artworks in the fund of Gallery of naive art:

  1. Swing, 46×64, 1966, 89/656
  2. Prepare the bride, 40×52, 1967, 90/657
  3. Ironing, 40×60, 1972, 91/658
  4. Pub, 50×70, 1973, 92/659
  5. Threshing wheat, 42×66, 1976, 93/660
  6. Poppy processing, 49×65, 1970, 108/675
  7. Boys and girls, 42×66, 1976, 117/684
  8. Spindle, 42×66, 1978, 144
  9. Corn processing, 56×76, 1979, 145
  10. Making the road, 70×30, 1981, 170
  11. Dancing in a pub, 40×60, 1986, 204
  12. Grape picking, 35×60, 1987, 205
  13. Wedding, 100×45, 1987, 217
  14. Preparing hemp, 60×50, 1989, 264
  15. The first day of the wedding, 70×100, 1992, 310
  16. My parents, 56×40, 1990, 292
  17. Folk dance, 100×70, 1995, 349
  18. In the yard, 30×40, 1996, 371
  19. By the water, 70×50, 1997, 395
  20. Tearing 43×64, 1998, 412
  21. Toys are sold, 50×40, 1999, 419
  22. The Large Friday, 45×64, 1998, 437
  23. A ballad about a cursed daughter, 40×56, 2001, 451
  24. Preparing hemp, 70×100, 02/03, 495
  25. Horses by the water, 50×60, 2005, 515
  26. Grape harvest, 60×80, 2006, 531
  27. Painter in the High Tatras, 40×50, 2012, 604
  28. At the well,  40×50, 2011, 671