Jozef Fečo is an amateur graphic artist who graduated at the Secondary Art School in Prešov. He studied wood design and carving. In 2011, he actively started to create his own works with his first work being the painting of Jesus on canvas. A series of ten fine art portraits of world famous personalities was created within the priority project “Live Books (word – video – audio)” supported by the Ministry of Culture of the Slovak Republic in April and May 2015. The artist Jozef Fečo prepared 9 portraits in his home environment in the village of Kračúnovce (May 2015). The tenth portrait was created in the premises of the Documentation and Information Centre of the Roma Culture. The person depicted in the portrait is Esma Redžepova. She belongs among the famous Romani singers, she was born on 8 August 1943 in Skopje, Macedonia. Her songs are very well-known and popular in many countries, sung by all generations. At the age of 9, she wrote her first song “Chajorije Shukarije”, which became a hit in the whole Europe. She released more than 20 albums and performed almost 30 000 concerts. In 1976, she was declared for a Queen of World Gipsy music. Painting dimensions: 120 cm (w) x 100 cm (h). Painted on plasterboard in a pop-art style.

author: Jozef Fečo

copyright: State Scientific Library in Prešov

recorded: 18. 05. 2015

Author: Roma Center

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