Marko Stupar - Lithograph - Montmartre, Les Abbesses
/// MARKO STUPAR ///
Signed in pencil.
Artist proof. (EA in pencil lower left)
Dimensions without margins: 64x47cm
Certificate of authenticity.
/// Biography of MARKO STUPAR ///
MARKO STUPAR was born in Vodenica, near Bozanski Pétrovac, in Bosnia, on November 11, 1936. His childhood was marked by war and difficult living conditions. He took refuge in drawing very early on, sketching in his little notebook the landscapes of the various regions of Yugoslavia in which he stayed until he was sixteen. Then he became an engineer in a machine tool factory, while attending evening classes at the School of Fine Arts in Belgrade. In parallel with this instruction, he trained the eye by frequenting the museums of the capital and discovered with fascination the Impressionist masters (Monet, Renoir, Pissarro, etc.). At 28, he decided to live in Paris, in this city that made him dream so much. It is with wonder that he walks the grand boulevards for the first time, strolls in the gardens, and discovers a vocation for the representation of urban landscapes. He started at Place du Tertre, under a pseudonym, and very quickly managed to get noticed and exposed. A great international career then began. He received numerous prizes including the Taylor Foundation Grand Prize in 2006, and his works have entered museums in Bosnia, France and the United States. Immensely famous in his country of origin, in France, he is one of the last post-impressionist painters. He marks this current by being "The Slavic touch of post-impressionism".