Slovak Artistic Forum

Umelecká beseda slovenská
Contact: Dr Emil Semanco Mayor
Zdeno Horecký 1st Vice-mayor
Milan Tvrdoň 2nd Vice-mayor
Zuzana Bobovská (f) Secretary


Trnavská 112, Bratislava, Slovakia
421 (0) 2 5441 3623
421 (0) 2 5441 3623

Established in 1921 in Bratislava, the original Slovak Artistic Forum was an artistic group where painters, writers, musicians and other artists joined forces to develop the national culture as well as Czech-Slovak and European cultural relationships. Important members of this group included architect Dušan Jurkovič and artists Gustáv Mallý, Martin Benka, Janko Alexy, Mikuláš Galanda and Ľudovít Fulla, whose works comprise a 'Golden Fund' of Slovak fine arts of the 20th century. After 1950 the Slovak Artistic Forum was dismissed along with many other cultural organisations. However, after the social changes of 1989 a group of Slovak artists chose to renew the legacy of the Slovak Artistic Forum, following its traditions which have remained a source of inspiration for many artists up to the present.