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Martin Vančo (* 13. 2. 1970 Přerov, Czech Republic) studied Applied Information at Faculty of Material Science and Technology of Slovak University of Technology in Trnava (1988 – 1993) and Archaeology and Art History at Faculty of Arts of Comenius University in Bratislava (1991 – 1996). He followed post-graduate study at Department of Art History at Faculty of Arts of Comenius University in Bratislava and graduated with PhD thesis devoted to Central Great Moravian Buildings in 2001. He started his work as specialist in Slovak National Gallery (1996 – 2001). Later worked at the Institute of Art History at Slovak Academy of Sciences (2001 – 2009) where administered several functions such as Editor Staff of Journal ARS, Research Secretary, Deputy Director and Director (2005). During 2006 – 2007 was Executive Director of engineering factory Chemstroj in Strážske. Since 2007 is Head of Postal Philatelic Service and since 2008 also Deputy Director of Postal Museum of Slovak Post. He deals with Pre-romanesque Art, modern Slovak graphics art and contemporary visual design of postage stamps.



1996 – Price of Martin Benka in the field of Art History for the Best diploma work

2011 – Price of Martin Benka in the filed of Art History for publications activities

 Selection of publications:

– Vančo, M.: Medieval Rotundas in Slovakia. From the 9th until 13th Century. Bratislava : Chronos, 2000.

– Vančo, M.: Great Moravian Religious Architecture in Slovakia. In: Bakoš, J. et al.: Problems of Art history of Slovakia. Bratislava : Veda 2002, pp. 19-53, 256-259.

– Vančo, M. et al: Graphics Artist, Inspiration, Muse and Life: Albín Brunovský and his school. Bratislava : Artotéka, 2003.

– Vančo, M.: Fragile Equilibrium. In: Karol Felix: Fragile equilibrium. Trnava : Edition Ryba, 2004.

– Vančo, M.: East & West. The European classic graphics 1970 – 2004. Bratislava : Artotéka, 2004.

– Vančo, M.: From the Primeval Times till Middle Ages. In: Gerát, I. (ed): Art in Slovakia. A Short History of Images. Bratislava : Slovart 2007, pp. 10-31.

– Vančo, M.: Karol Felix: On the Road. Nitra : Nitrianska galéria 2010.

– Vančo, M.: Rudo Cigánik: In the Shadow of Stamp. Zohor : Kníhtlač Gerthofer, 2011.

– Vančo, M.: From the Primeval Times untill Great Moravia: Art History of Slovakia. Bratislava : Perfekt 2011.

– Vančo, M.: Visual Design of State Currency. In: Anoškinová, V. – Vančo, M.:  Albín Brunovský: Paiting Work. Bratislava : VirVar, 2011, s. 208-300.

– Vančo, M.: Ladislav Guderna and Postage Stamp: Questions and Answers of Rudolf Fischer. In: Kiss-Szemán, Z.: Ladislav Guderna: Flying Fish. Bratislava : Galéria mesta Bratislavy, 2011.