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 […]

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 , […]

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 […]

Valić Jovančić (Bosa) Bosiljka

Bosa Valić – Jovančić (1897 – 1971) Ohrid 1935, oil on canvas

The author was educated in Belgrade and Prague with Vlaho Bukovac. She exhibited independently in Belgrade in 1933, and in groups in Cvijeta Zuzorić in 1934, as well as at the Sixth Spring and Autumn Exhibition of Yugoslav Artists, the Tenth Spring Exhibition, under the auspices of Prince Pavle, and the Exhibition of Serbian Artists […]

Milivojević Milica

Milica Milić Milivojević (1889-1963) Landscape in Ohrid 1920, oil on canvas

Milica Milić Milivojević. Born on 29.3.1889 in Jagodina, Serbia. Daughter of the general of the Serbian and later divisional general of the Yugoslav army, Ljubomir Milić (1861—1949). After graduating from high school in Belgrade, she studied painting at the Art Academies in Munich (1906 to 1911), and then, until 1914, in Paris. During the World […]

Benson Olga

Olga Benson (1887-1977) Macedonian Folk Dress, 1930, decoration on 2000 denars bill

Born in St. Petersburg, Russia, died in Los Angeles California, USA. Studied art at the Higher Art School in Saint Petersburg. She was a refugee from the Russian civil war and immigrated to Skopje in 1920. She immediately started to Macedonian paint folklore dresses with exceptional quality. The word about her magnificent folklore drawings spread […]

Dolinar Lojze

Споменик на паднатите студенти-војници, Скопје 1935, бронза и мермер

Lojze Dolinar is one of the central representatives of the 20th Century Slovenian sculptors. He was born in 1893 in Ljubljana.  His early sculptures are in the style of academic realism, symbolism, secession, and were created in the spirit of the picturesque, impressionistic and new-baroque modulation, while he also approached expressionism. After a short stay […]