Chrena, landscape painter and draughtsman,
on March 10, 1948 in Moravsky Svaty Jan,
He attended evening courses for
non-professional painters in Myjava since 1963 until 1966. The courses
were run by Jozef Vrabel who worked
at Cultural Centre in Senica at that time.
started painting at about 1974. He has been fully
concentrated on his pleasure of painting since 1982. He
organized 21 exhibitions on his
own since 1984 until 1997 and he participated in 48 team exhibitions
as so as abroad. He pays attention to landscape
especially of his native country Zahorie but also
many other typical parts of
Slovakia (Cicmany, Orava, Liptov,
Vlkolinec, Povazsky Inovec). He has also been painting
Austria, Southern Moravia).
Production of Jozef Chrena is based mainly on a realistic
country draft often presented in a panoramatic view
with a bright sunshine by
impressive speckled brush-work. Later he started using palette knife. He
has been less following portraits, genre-painting and still lifes.
Except of painting he pays attention
to landscape and figurative drawing.
He was a
member of a non-professional club Smery
since 1988 until 1991. He joined
Slovak artistic organization Artefakt in Bratislava from 1990 until
1994. Recently he has been a member of an
Artistic Club of Cultural Centre since 1993. He has been
cooperating with Austrian Artistic Club in
Hohenau (Kunst Kreis Hohenau).