The gallery of children’s graphics of the Ratkovo graphic school of Ankica Ižak was opened as part of the magnificent successes of the graphic art section of the Elementary School in Ratkovo. As the name of the Gallery itself says, the most deserving is Ankica Ižak, an art pedagogue at the elementary school “Ratko Pavlović-Ćićko”, where she has worked since 1959.
When she perfected an old, forgotten and very difficult art discipline – multicolour graphics, which almost no one in the world does today, there was no end to creativity. It is a linocut on one board with over twenty printed colours and shades. Prints are made by hand, without a graphic press, and the board can no longer be used. The result is only a few unique graphics.
Today, children’s artworks of children from Ratkovo decorate the hall and corridors of their school, the premises of many hospitals, institutions, galleries, barracks work organizations, are on UNICEF greeting cards, textbooks, children’s sheets not only in our country but also on 4 continents.