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Honoured for life's work

CULTURE Minister Rudolf Chmel has honoured literary historian Stanislav Šmatlák and artist Rudolf Fila for life-long contributions to their fields, the SITA news agency reported.
Šmatlák worked with the Slovak Academy of Sciences from the 1950s to the 1990s. During that period he published several significant surveys of Slovak poetry and literature.

CULTURE Minister Rudolf Chmel has honoured literary historian Stanislav Šmatlák and artist Rudolf Fila for life-long contributions to their fields, the SITA news agency reported.

Šmatlák worked with the Slovak Academy of Sciences from the 1950s to the 1990s. During that period he published several significant surveys of Slovak poetry and literature.

Works by Fila, one of the leading figures in modern Slovak fine art, can be found in collections at the Slovak National Gallery, the Czech National Gallery in Prague and in galleries in Vienna, London, and other European and American cities.

Compiled by Spectator staff

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