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Paja Jovanović : biography

June 4, 1859 - November 30, 1957

Pavle "Paja" Jovanović ( June 16, 1859 – November 30, 1957) was a Serbian Realist painter. He is considered one of Serbia's greatest academic painters. His most famous and recognizable paintings are the Serbian Migrations, the Crowning of Stefan Dušan, the Takovo Uprising, Cockfighting, Decorating of the Bride, and the Fencing Lesson. He also painted many famous portraits. While many of his works can be seen in many European museums across the continent some have been lost like Furor Teutonicus a monumental oil on canvas depicting Battle of the Teutoburg Forest.

Partial list of works

    • Wounded Montenegrin, (1882.) oil on canvas, 186×114 cm Gallery of Matica Srpska
    • Fancing, (c. 1884.) Oil on canvas, 60,5×40,5 cm National Museum of Serbia
    • (c. 1883.) sketch, pencil, 90,5 x 59 cm - Belgrade City Museum
    • In Ambush (1884 - 1886.) oil on canvas, 27,5×38 cm Gallery of Matica Srpska
    • Arbanas, (1884 - 1886.) oil on panel, 18×24,3 cm Gallery of Matica Srpska
    • Albanian with cibuk (1884 - 1886.) oil on panel, 36,5×43,5 cm National Museum of Serbia
    • Traitor, (1886.) oil on canvas, 148×100 cm National Museum of Serbia
    • Decorating Bride, (1886.) oil on canvas, 135×96,5 cm National Museum of Serbia
    • Umir Krivi, (1889.) oil on canvas,137×95 cm Gallery of Matica Srpska
    • (1889.) heliogravura, 81,7x62 cm, Belgrade City Museum
    • Serbian Migrations (1896.) oil on canvas, 190×126 cm (in National museum in Pančevo )
    • (c. 1895.) heliogravura; sketch, pencil, 94,8x62,3  cm / 119x84 cm , Belgrade City Museum
    • Takovo Uprising, (1898.) oil on canvas, 190×125,5 cm National Museum of Serbia
    • Sopocani Monastery (c. 1898.) oil on panel, 71,2×51,8 cm National Museum of Serbia
    • Proglašenje Dušanovog Zakonika (c. 1900.) oil on canvas, 126×190 cm Belgrade City Museum
    • Emperor Dushan Crowning (c. 1900.) oil on canvas, 238×157 cm National Museum of Serbia
    • King Stephan Dečanski (c. 1900.) oil on canvas, 20×41 cm National Museum of Serbia
    • Rade Builder selling Monastery Manasija model, (c. 1905) oil on canvas, 53,3×36,5 cm National Museum of Serbia
    • King Milutin, (1906-1912.) oil on canvas, 131,5×201 cm The Orthodox cathedral of Saint Nikolaj
    • Archibishop Danilo,(1906-1912.) oil on canvas, 121×200 cm The Orthodox cathedral of Saint Nikolaj
    • Crusifixing, (1919.) oil on canvas 174×275 cm Gallery of Matica Srpska
    • Portrait of painter Simington (c. 1895.) oil on canvas, 76,5×99 cm National Museum of Serbia
    • Portrait of sculptor Đuro Jovanović, (1906-1908.) oil on panel, 19,6×25 cm Gallery of Matica Srpska
    • Portrait of Mihailo Pupin (1903.) oil on canvas, 96×114 cm National Museum of Serbia
    • Portrait of Ms. Pupin, (1903.) oil on canvas 80,5×103 cm National Museum of Serbia
    • Lady in pink dress (1904.) oil on canvas, 62,3×117 cm National Museum of Serbia
    • Portrait of Dr. Shenk, (1906.) oil on canvas, 55×73 cm Gallery of Matica Srpska
    • Miss Hadson Portrait, (1910.) oil on canvas,89×150 cm National Museum of Serbia
    • Dancer Bergel (c. 1913.) oil on canvas, 92,5×126,5 cm National Museum of Serbia
    • Gedeon Dunđerski (1916.) oil on canvas, 115×221 cm National Museum of Serbia
    • Sofia Dunđerski (1916.) oil on canvas, 115×210,5 cm Gallery of Matica Srpska
    • Teodora Dunđerski (1916-1920.) oil on canvas, 170×144 cm Gallery of Matica Srpska
    • Portrait of Kruna Bogdanović, (1919.) oil on canvas, 115×210 cm (private collection)
    • Portrait of Nikola Pašić (1922-1926.) oil on canvas, 60,4×73 cm National Museum of Serbia
    • Wife Muni Portrait, (1925.) oil on canvas, 73×99 cm Gallery of Matica Srpska
    • (1918-1920.) oil on canvas, 115x211cm Belgrade City Museum
    • Self-Portrait,(c. 1930.) oil on canvas, 29×46 cm Gallery of Matica Srpska
    • Marshal Tito, (1947.) oil on canvas, 100×150,5 cm National Museum of Serbia
    • (1952.) sketch, 30,5 x 24 cm- Belgrade City Museum
    • (1906.) litograph Belgrade City Museum
    • Knight Miloš, King Marko and Villa, (c. 1906.) oil on canvas, 33,5×53 cm National Museum of Serbia
    • Diana (1906-1908.) oil on canvas, 77×68 cm National Museum of Serbia
    • Nude, (1906-1908.) oil on canvas, 40,5×50,5 cm National Museum of Serbia
    • Flowers, (1942.) oil on panel, 30×40,2 cm National Museum of Serbia
    • (c. 1950) oil on panel, 30,5×40,5 cm Belgrade City Museum
    • (1925-1930.) oil on canvas, 210×102 cm Belgrade City Museum
    • Portrait of Milutin Milanković, (1943.), oil on canvas Gallery of Matica Srpska
    • (1945.) pen and chalk scetch, 29,8 h 36,7 cm Belgrade City Museum
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