Jan Bačur
(Padina, 1937)

Jan Bačur was born on October 22, 1937 in Padina. He started his secondary school education in his hometown and finished it in Kovačica. Following this, he graduated from a high school specializing in administration. Until he retired, he worked as a marriage officiant at the administrative office in Padina.

He started painting in 1950, the same year that he presented his paintings to the wider public. He became more fully involved in painting in 1979, with his first individual exhibition held in Kovačica in 1985. In the same year he became a permanent member of the Gallery of Naïve Art in Kovačica. In total he has had over 50 individual exhibitions and contributed to many more in our country and worldwide.

He inherited his talent for painting from his mother and has been perfecting it over the course of many years. The main influence that has shaped Jan’s work, and provided inspiration for his paintings, is his hometown, through which he has built up his authentic style. Jan is interested in history, especially life before much of the technology we have today.   

His 50 year anniversary was marked in 2004 with a multilingual monograph, including 22 texts by the author and many photographs and picture reproductions.

Jan Bačur's artworks in the fund of Gallery of naive art:

  1. Collecting mulberry bush, 49×39, 1982, 183
  2. Drummer, 45×65, 1986, 202
  3. Transporting clothes for the young bride, 90×85, 1988, 221
  4. Well, 40×60, 1987, 248
  5. Digger in the field, 80×60, 1991, 300
  6. Gratitude, 60×60, 1992, 311
  7. Dream, 60×60, 1993, 318
  8. Visit to Kovačica, 100×50, 1995, 350
  9. On carts, 60×45, 1996, 372
  10. In the backyard, 50×40, 1997, 388
  11. Winter in the Padina, 40×50, 1998, 403
  12. The breakfast 40×50, 1999, 420
  13. Corn pickers, 45×60, 2000, 438
  14. Near the dry tree, 50×40, 2001, 452
  15. Exchange, 40×50, 2002, 466
  16. In a snowy valley, 40×50, 2003, 482
  17. Meeting on the street, 40×50, 2004, 498
  18. Preparation of barrels, 40×50, 2005, 516
  19. On the road with pumpkins, 40×50, 2006, 532
  20. In the valley in the snow, 30×40, 2007, 547
  21. Transport of pumpkins, 40×50, 2008, 560
  22. Transport to the valley, 50×70, 2009, 589
  23. Field tour, 40×50, 2010, 590
  24. Pig slaughter, 50×70, 2010, 596
  25. The evening in the snow, 40×50, 2010, 599
  26. Dance with a broom, 2013, 618
  27. In the Padina, 50×70, 2016, 650
  28. Village yard, 40×60, 2014, 673
  29. Spouses by the stove, 50×40, 2018, 655