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Petar Meseldzija

Petar Meseldzija

"Petar Meseldzija was born in Novi Sad, Yugoslavia, Serbia in 1965. His career started in 1981, with the publication of his comic “Krampi” in Stripoteka, one of the best-known comic magazines in Serbia. It was followed by a series of short comics and work on the licensed comic Tarzan.

Petar graduated in the painting department of Art Academy in Novi Sad. During his studies, he continued his work on comics, but also started to do illustration. In '91 he illustrated his first book, Peter Enkorak, which was published by Mladinska Knjiga from Slovenia. At the beginning of the nineties he moved to the Netherlands. He drew his last comic page in '92, and after that he dedicated himself to illustration and painting.

During the nineties Petar designed and painted about 120 posters, prints and greeting cards, mostly for Verkerke Reproducties, a Dutch poster company. For Grimm Press, a publisher from Taiwan, he illustrated King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table.

Since 1983 Petar has exhibited his work many times in conjunction with other artists in Yugoslavia, the Netherlands and the U.S. Petar had his first solo exhibition of illustrations and paintings in '98, at the Tjalf Sparnaay Gallery in Amsterdam.

His awards include the Plaque of The International Golden Pen of Belgrade 1994, Yugoslavia; two silver awards from Spectrum: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art 4 and 10, U.S.; and the Art Show Judges' Choice Award, 59th World Science Fiction Convention, Philadelphia, U.S..

His original work can be found in private collections in Yugoslavia, the Netherlands, Germany and the U.S."

1 comment:

Vesna said...

I used to read Stripoteka:) Thank you for this post, Petar's work is amazing


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