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 […]

Prött Paul

Paul Prött 1880-1945 list of his Macedonian etchings 1926 auction catalogue

Little known German painter, born in Hagen in 1880, studied in Munich and worked as a painter and graphic artist in Cologne from 1912. He mainly painted city and landscape views. His wife died before the First World War and he probably moved to Berlin with his stepdaughter in the 1920s. His daughter emigrated to […]

Prinz Ludwig Karl

Karl Ludwig Prinz-1875-1944 On the holy springs of Drama Macedonia 1918 watercolor

Born and died in Vienna, Austria. Prinz was a landscape and stage painter that worked on staging in Vienna Court Opera (1912), the theaters in Munich, Hamburg, and New York. He also decorated the Interior Ministry and Vienna City Museum, the Prince of Lichtenstein. Beside theater work, he was also active as a painter for […]

Prica Zlatko

Zlatko-Prica-1916-2003-Houses-in-Ohrid-1946-oil-on-canvas

Born in Pechuh, Hungary on 26.06.1916, died in Rijeka, Croatia. In 1922 he moved to Samobor, Croatia, and later to Zagreb where he enrolled at the Academy of Fine Arts. He graduated in 1940 in class of Ljubo Babić. His first one-man exhibition was held in 1941 in the Art Pavilion in Zagreb just before […]

Preziosi Amadeo Vittorio Count

Vittorio Amadeo Prziosi 1816-1882 Two Albanians Smoking Albanian warioir-1850

Born in Valetta, Malta on 02.12.1816 as wealthy European aristocrat, descendant of the family of the King of Sicily. Educated in law and drawing, he decided to follow his passion for painting and abandon the lawyer career. He first got an art education from Giuseppe Hyzler, and later studied art at the Academy of Fine […]

Portier Marguerite

Marguerite Portier 1893-1992 Ochrida maison de Serbе watercolor

Born and lived in Lyon, travelled extensively through North Africa, Spain, Italy, The Balkans. She created a series of watercolors of Ohrid from 1930s (she labeled all the watercolors with Ohrid Serbia. One of these watercolors is in the collection of the author of this lexicon.

Popović Branko

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

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 […]

Ponzi Ettore

Ettore-Ponzi-1902-1992-Ochrida-1943-oil-on-panel

Born in Borgo San Donnino (Fidenza) on 26.10.1902, died in Fidenza on 31.01.1992. Ettore Ponzi studied at the Paolo Toschi Art Institute in Parma with Paolo Baratta, Guido Marussig and Pietro Berzolla, and he got his degree in 1934. In 1936 and 1937 he was at the Military Academy of Salerno. He participated together with […]

Point Armant

Armand-Point-1860-1932-Porteause-d’eau-Florina-1916-watercolor

Born in Algiers, 23.10.1861; died in Marlotte, Seine-et-Marne, March 1932. Armand Point was very well-known French Symbolist painter and designer. He began his career painting the Algerian scenes of his youth, rendering Orientalist subjects—such as markets and musicians—with a distinctive, unaffected precision. In 1888 he went to Paris to study at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts […]

Pištělka Petr

Petr-Pištělka-1887-1963-Skopje-Market-Scene-1940-lithography

Born in Švábenice in 14.07.1887, died in Vyškov in 1963. Graduated in 1913 at the Prague Art Academy in the class of H. Schwaiger and M. Pirner. He made a study trip to Italy in 1914. In the First World War he served his army duty in Russia. After the war traveled to Japan (1919), […]