Jaroslav Vešín - Vraný, Czech Republic
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N 50° 19.583 E 014° 00.993
33U E 429998 N 5575383
Quick Description: Jaroslav František Julius Vešín (Bulgarian: ??????? ?????, Yaroslav Veshin) (23 May 1860 – 9 May 1915) was a Czech painter who mainly worked in Bulgaria and who was noted as a master of genre painting.
Location: Středočeský kraj, Czechia
Date Posted: 2/17/2019 2:02:32 AM
Waymark Code: WM10363
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
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Long Description:
Vešín was born in the town of Vraný (visit link) . He studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague, but moved to the Academy of Fine Arts Munich in 1881 and graduated in 1883.

Afterwards he worked in Munich and in Slovakia, with his paintings of the period mainly related to Slovak village life. Vešín arrived in Bulgaria in 1897 and remained there for the remainder of his life. Until 1904, he was a professor at the National Academy of Fine Arts in Sofia and mainly worked in the area of genre painting, with notable paintings such as Threshing near Radomir (1897), Ploughman (or Land, 1899), Horse market in Sofia (1899), Smugglers (1899), In front of a market (1899), Threshing (1900), etc. The main topic of his interest was the life and labour of the Bulgarian villager.

After 1904, Vešín became the head painter with the Ministry of War and, although he did not abandon his old interests (with works such as Coaler (1910), Lumberjacks (1910), On the game's track (1910), Hunter with hounds (1911), etc.), he became famous with his masterpieces of battle painting: Manoeuvres (series began in 1899 and lasted until the Balkan Wars, The Samara flag (1911), Onslaught (or Bayonet charge, 1913), The Turkish retreat at Lüleburgaz (1913), Lüleburgaz-Çatalca (1913) and a series of sketches and complete works on the siege of Edirne, among which Bibouac in front of Edirne (1913), Resting after 13 March 1913 (1913), etc.

Many of his works are displayed in the National Museum of Fine Arts in Sofia. Among Vešín's students were Nikola Petrov, Atanas Mihov, and other major Bulgarian painters.

Source and more information: (visit link)

Plaque Inscription:
23.5.1860 - 9.5.1915

Akademický malír, profesor malírské
školy v Sofii, dvorní umelec, specialista
štábu bulharské armády.
Malír Bulharského cara Ferdinanda I.
Držitel sedmi mezinárodních rádu.
Iniciátor jihoslovanského umeleckého
spolku "LADA".
Vranský rodák.

The memorial is located in centre of Vrany town.
Website with more information on either the memorial or the person(s) it is dedicated to: [Web Link]

Location: The memorial is located in centre of Vrany town.

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