“I felt such joy that I jumped up on my desk. Whenever somebody got a package with poppy seed rolls from their parents’ house, I was the first one that they offered to share them with, because they knew that I didn’t have anyone to send me such titbits...”
You can find out more about the life of Ján Smrek in this article written by Martin Karlík.
Ján Smrek (1898 – 1982)
Author of the oil painting: Milan Thomka Mitrovský, 1926