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Bogoljub Boba Jovanović

Bogoljub Boba Jovanović, is a painter whose professional and personal biography confirm him to be one of leading figures on art scene. His dosed presence can be followed from his first exhibition in the Graphic Collective in 1953 up to 2006 when his next solo exhibition was organized, to the Stojan Ćelić Award in 2014 and exhibition and monograph in the Zepter Museum in 2016. Boba Jovanović is an example of a subtle artist who critically filtered his experience of the world. He moved from Belgrade to Paris, then New York, and returned to Belgrade without ambition to achieve high professional recognition. It is symptomatic that the critics recognized his creative originality while the importance of his art is confirmed by its presence in museum collections.

How the life cycles of Boba Jovanović and the Graphic Collective are linked can be seen in fact that the new premises of our gallery will be in Dragoslava Jovanovića Street, a street named after Boba's father, the famous rector of the University of Belgrade.



Bogoljub Boba Jovanović (1924-2021. Belgrade) graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Belgrade in 1949. He studied under professors Mihailo Petrov, Ivan Tabaković, Marko Čelebonović, Nedeljko Gvozdenović; Kosta Hakman taught the Evening Nude Class and Raško Dimitrijević Art History. He lived in Paris from 1953 to 1960 when he moved to New York. He has been living in Belgrade since the 1980s. He exhibited for the first time in 1950. His first solo exhibitions were in Belgrade in 1953: at the ULUS Gallery in January and in the Graphic Collective Gallery in June. He was the recipient of the Stojan Ćelić Award in 2014. The Zepter Museum hosted a study exhibition of his works and promotion of his monograph in 2016.

Interview with Bogoljub Boba Jovanović

Catalogue of exhibition of Bogoljub Boba Jovanovića in Grafički kolektiv, 2006.



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