Branko Popović (1882 -1944), Serbian

Born in Uzice, Serbia in 1882, died in Belgrade (shot by the Partisans) in 1944. One of the most prominent Serbian artists. Studied at the Technical University Belgrade in 1905 and later at the Art Academy in Munich until 1909. His education continued in Paris between 1909-1912. He was a war painter in the period 1912-1918. In this role he visited Macedonia where he was wounded at the Battle for Kumanovo. Got a military promotion of lieutenant. After the Balkan wars he became an Art teacher at the Technical University in Belgrade. As a member of the Democratic Party and strong advocate of democracy, he was jailed in Banjica prison. Labeled as “national traitor” and shot by the communists in 1944. His grave is unknown.

Popović was in Macedonia during the Balkan wars and in the 1930s. One painting from Macedonia is Monastery St. Naum, Ohrid, oil on canvas, 1931.

 

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Branko Popović 1882-1944 Monastery St. Naum Ohrid 1931- oil on canvas

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Vlatko potpis s

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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