Vladimir Becić (Betzitch) (1886-1954), Croatian

Born on 1st June 1886 in Slavonski Brod, died on 24th May 1954 in Zagreb. Regarded as one of the best Croatian artists from so-called “Munich School”. Studied art in Munich in 1905 and Paris (Academie de la Grande Chaumiere). In 1923, he became a professor at the fine art academy in Zagreb. During the war Becich was a military painter for the French magazine “L’Illustration”. He lived in Bitola since 1913, where he worked as an art teacher. Later he joined the Serbian Army in 1914, with which he retreated through Albania in 1915. From Corfu, he moves to Paris and goes back in Macedonian Thessaloniki front as a war correspondent and illustrator for L’Illustration magazine. For his job, Becich painted war scenes from Thessaloniki, Kajmakcalan, Skopje etc.
Vladimir Becich (1886 -1954),War Scene, oil on canvas
Vladimir Becich (1886 -1954),War Scene, oil on canvas
Vladimir Becich (1886 -1954),Types of Serbian Soldiers drawing for ,l’Illustration
Vladimir Becich (1886 -1954),Types of Serbian Soldiers drawing for ,l’Illustration

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This lexicon is a result of my 15 years long period of researching & documenting the personalities and the artworks of the foreign painters, sculptors, illustrators, and photographers having visited different spots of the geographic territory of Macedonia, there having created works of art there over a 100-years long period i.e. between 1850-1950. Their presence and artwork in the Macedonian milieus represent a notable cultural heritage to the international linkage of the ethnic Macedonians as well as to all the ethnicities living in the picturesque territory of Macedonia and the cultures of modern-day countries spread over parts of the geographic territory of Macedonia. Witnessing the artistic contributions of the foreign artist, we are proud of their Macedonia-themed creative works and experiences. I believe that their artworks, having been inspired and created over the vast region of Macedonia, unite us all in these challenging times, and under the facts and the values of the artistic beauty.

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