(Kovačica, 1912 - 1981)
He finished four years of elementary school and worked as a farmer. He began painting in his thirties, inspired by the work of Martin Paluška and Jan Sokol. His works include rural landscapes, scenes from everyday life, and portraits. He was a member of the Gallery of naive art and also worked with the Gallery of self-taught artists in Jagodina, where he had his first solo exhibition in 1974. He frequently presented his paintings collectively, in his country, and abroad. He also regularly presented his paintings in the „Kovačicki oktober“ event.
Mihal Bireš's artworks in the fund of Gallery of naive art:
- Making brooms, 42×76, 1970, 74/641
- Resting on the street, 45×67, 1962, 75/642
- Lunch in the field, 33×62, 1969, 104/671