The Nativity in Betlehem hand carved and painted wooden relief.
Lovely wooden winged portable altar with hand carved scene of the Nativity. The central, biggest panel with the relief of St Mary, St Joseph and baby Jesus is flanked on both sides by movable wings with carved figures of the Three Kings and Shepherds. The relief was made by self-taught artist Ján Krlička.
The art work will be shipped from Slovakia in a protective plywood box.
Artist: Ján Krlička, Slovakia
Material: Poplar Wood, Acrylic colour
Size: 40cm x 400cm when closed, 80cm x 40cm when opened
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Ján Krlička was born in 1954 in Vrchlabi, in former Czechoslovakia. In 1961 the family moved to Prešov in Slovakia, where he still lives and creates works of art. He began carving from an early age, but devoted himself seriously to carving from the 1990s.
Artist’s main oeuvre consists of painted and polished sculptural reliefs, as well as free standing sculptures. Although he has concentrated mainly on woodcarvings, he also works in stone and paint. Many of his artworks are held in private collections in Slovakia, Hungary, Poland and the UK.