Zepdji Paul

Paul Zepdji (XIX-XX) “Bulgarian / Macedonian /Greek family from Thessaloniki” photograph, ~1890

Paul Zepdji was “The photographer of Thessaloniki” in de last decades of the 19th century and the first decade of the 20th century. His photographs which depicted Thessaloniki street scenes and people from all ethnic groups have been reproduced in many 19th century postcards. Paul Zepdji was Armenian (like many pioneers photographers in the second […]

Parthenis Кonstantinos

Кonstantinos Parthenis 1878 1967 Mount Pangaion Kushnica Macedonia 1904 oil on canvas 18 x 18 cm.

Konstantinos Parthenis (Greek: Κωνσταντίνος Παρθένης; 10 May 1878 – 25 July 1967) was a distinguished Greek painter, born in Alexandria. Parthenis broke with the Greek academic tradition of the 19th century and introduced modern elements together with traditional themes, like the figure of Christ, in his art. Konstantinos Parthenis was born to an Italian mother […]

Against All Odds

Against All Odds

          “When life throws you a lemon, throw it back” – a slogan written by American writer and lecturer Dale Carnegie in his bestseller book “How to Stop Worrying and Start Living” from 1948. Perhaps there is no better display of this philosophy than the life story of the German painter […]

Brothers with arms

Imperial War Museum. London art gallery

          Imperial War Museum (IWM) London, 2018. The preparation for a large exhibition with a title “Lest We Forget” to commemorate 100 years from the end of the Great War is at full steam. The team of the exhibition curator Laura Clouting is selecting the most important World War One paintings […]

Rohe Alice

Alice Rohe (1876-1957), “Snaps of Macedonia” photos, 1920, published in Travel. New York : Robert McBride & Company, 1920, vol. 35, no. 1, p. 11.

Alice Rohe (January 15, 1876 – April 7, 1957) was an American author and journalist. She became a newspaper writer in the 1890s and after joined Theta Sigma Phi, the first American journalism association for women in communications. During World War I, Rohe works as the first female overseas bureau chief for a major American […]

Pijade Moša

Moša Pijade (1890-1957), Photo with Tito during WW2

Moša Pijade (Serbian Cyrillic: Мoшa Пијаде, alt. Eng. transliteration Moshe Piade; 4 January 1890 – 15 March 1957), nicknamed Čiča Janko (Чича Јанко, lit. “Old Man Janko”) was a Serbian and Yugoslav communist, a close collaborator of Josip Broz Tito, Yugoslav politician, and full member of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts. Pijade was […]

Miličević Kosta

Kosta Miličević (1877 – 1920) Tower of innkeeper Janja with poplar trees , Veles 1915, oil on canvas

Kosta Miličević (Cyrillic: Коста Миличевић; 3 June 1877, Vrakë, near Shkodër – 12 February 1920, Belgrade) was a Serbian Impressionist painter, known mostly for landscapes. He was born to a clerical family, with a history of service in the priesthood. As a young man, he went to Belgrade, where he studied with Cyril Kutlík , […]

Wunderwald

Wunderwald

          Berlin 24 June 1945. There have been 53 days since the end of The Battle of Berlin. The Russian red army defeated the Hitler’s defense, but the cost was astonishing. The Russians lost more than 81000 soldiers and 2000 tanks. Another 280 000 Russian soldiers were wounded. At the German […]

Brailsford, Henry Noel

Henry Noel Brailsford (1873 –1958), Monastery St. Naum, 1904, photography

Henry Noel Brailsford (25 December 1873 – 23 March 1958) was the most prolific British left-wing journalist of the first half of the 20th century. A founding member of the Men’s League for Women’s Suffrage in 1907, he resigned from his job at The Daily News in 1909 when it supported the force-feeding of suffragettes […]

Camels in Skopje

János Vaszary (Kaposvár, 1867 – Budapest, 1939), Camel Caravan, Skopje 1916, oil on canvas in the collection of Hungarian National gallery.

It is May 14, 2019. I woke up with a new message from my “Macedonian art” internet search queries. The Hungarian auction house BÁV Zrt from Budapest is offering a large pastel drawing entitled “Scopie, Vardar with castle 916 II/6” from the Hungarian painter János Vaszary (Kaposvár, 1867 – Budapest, 1939) on their May 15th […]