Préjelan René

René Préjelan (1877-1968) Wind from Vardar near Thessaloniki 1916, watercolor

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 […]

Peyrissac Jean

Jean Peyrissac (1895-1974) watercolor drawings from Macedonia 1917/1918 published in the book “En Macédoine sous la Montagne bleue - Campagne d'Orient 1917-1918”

Born in Cahors on September 29, 1895, and died on June 18, 1974, in Paris. French painter and plastic artist. He studied first medicine until the Great war started in 1914. He was first sent to the French front in Toulouse and then in 1917 with the Army of the orient to Macedonia in Thessaloniki […]

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 […]

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


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


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 […]