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100th anniversary of the birth of Ľudovít Fulla

200 Sk Commemorative Silver Coin

Ludovit Fulla (27.2.1902 – 21.4.1980) – painter, graphic artist, illustrator, stage designer, and fine-arts teacher, is one of the most important representatives of Slovak fine arts of the 20th century. Through his work, he contributed significantly to the formation of Slovak modern painting. Fulla’s artistic style is marked by his illustrative poetry based on flat decorative effects, and his knowledge of folk art, east-Slavic icons, and modern art in general. He participated in several international exhibitions and contributed greatly to making Slovak art better known abroad. He has been awarded several Slovak and international prizes. His painting “Song and Work” was awarded the Grand Prix at the 1937 World Exhibition in Paris; it served as a model for the Gobelin tapestry that was granted a gold medal at the World Exhibition EXPO 58 in Brussels. He acquired an international reputation for his avant-garde stage designs and for his illustrations of books for children and young people. The Ruzomberok Ludovit Fulla Gallery, part of the Slovak National Gallery, has a permanent exhibition of his works.

Description of the coin


On the obverse of the coin, in the right part are the coat of arms, the year of issue 2002, and below this, a detail from the painting Song and Work, with the motif of a flying musician playing a folk instrument. In the left half is a graphic art motif of The Black Woman. The name of the state SLOVENSKA REPUBLIKA appears near the bottom of the coin.


The reverse of the coin shows the portrait of Ludovit Fulla with several elements typical of his work in the background, with the years of his birth and death 1902 – 1980 and a facsimile of his signature. In the middle part, near the right edge of the coin is the denomination 200 Sk. The Kremnica mint mark, the stylized initials of the designer of the coin, Emil Fulka, are placed to the left of the portrait, near the lower edge of the coin.

Coin’s data

Designer: akad. mal. Emil Fulka
Material: Ag 750, Cu 250
Weight: 20 g
Diameter: 34 mm
Edge: inscription: “LUDOVIT FULLA – MALIAR – GRAFIK – ILUSTRATOR”, (Ludovit Fulla – painter – graphic artist -illustator), headed by a painter’s palette symbol
Producer: Kremnica mint (Slovak Republic)
Engraver: Filip Kuzmin
Number of
pieces minted:
of which 2,400 proof
Demonetized: 1,800 in brilliant uncirculated quality (2006)