René Ferret Préjelan, born in Perpignan 1877, died in 1968. Well known cartoonist and illustrator, creator of the so called “Little Women of Paris (petite femme de Paris)” which is recently rediscovered in favor of “pinupmania” for the French ladies from the 1920s. He collaborated on La Caricature, Fantasio, Le Rire, La Baîonnette, Fémina and La Vie parisienne. In 1905, he created a comic strip, “Jo et Josette”, published by Qui lit rit. He exhibited at the Salon des Humoristes and Les Maîtres humoristes devoted their number to him (2nd series, n ° 3) in 1908. He is the author of La Légende de Béquinette (1902), L’Amour en dentelles (1903), Memories of a Shotgun (1949) and Hunting Pictures (1952).

During the Great War, he was Sub-Lieutenant in the French air force Oriental Squadron stationed in Samli (Thessaloniki, Macedonia) and Thasos.  In 1916 he produced 32 watercolors with daily scenes of the airforce of the Army of the orient and local Macedonian people, which was later produced as a limited edition of 250 copies in a folder named as “CROQUIS D’AVIATION EN MACÉDOINE. Dessins, Croquis & Aquarelles”. One copy of this folder as well as one original watercolor from this series entitled “The wind from Vardar (30- Le Vent du Vardar) is in author’s private collection.

 

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René Préjelan (1877-1968) Wind from Vardar near Thessaloniki 1916, watercolor
René Préjelan (1877-1968) Wind from Vardar near Thessaloniki 1916, watercolor
René Préjelan (1877-1968) The Wind of the propeller, Thessaloniki 1916, watercolor
René Préjelan (1877-1968) The Wind of the propeller, Thessaloniki 1916, watercolor
René Préjelan (1877-1968) , Photo fo Prejelan received a medal of honor, Thessaloniki 1916
René Préjelan (1877-1968) , Photo fo Prejelan received a medal of honor, Thessaloniki 1916

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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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