Jurkić Gabriel

(Livno, 1886-1974) He was the first educated painter from Bosnia and Herzegovina to paint under the influence of Art Nouveau (a stylistic trend in art that emerged as a reaction to the academicism and eclecticism of the last decades of the 19th century). He studied painting at the private school of Čikoš and Crničić. 1907/08. becomes a student at the Provisional School of Arts and Crafts in Zagreb. 1908/09. he enrolled at the Vienna Academy of Fine Arts, where he was immediately transferred to the fourth year of the General Painting Department in the class of Alois Deluge. 1909/11. he attends Kazimir Pochwalski's specialty and studies the "Study of the Art of Bosnian History" segment. After his Viennese studies, he returned to Sarajevo, preparing his first solo exhibitions (1911), Sarajevo (Social Center) and Zagreb (Art Pavilion). After almost half a century spent in Sarajevo, he returned to Livno, to the atelier of a Franciscan monastery in Gorizia.


48×38 cm