Jovan Popović (painter)

Jovan Popović[1][2][3] (14 November 1810 – 25 September 1864) was a Serbian portrait painter.[4][5][6]

Jovan Popović
Jovan Popović - Autoportet, 1843-1847.jpg
Born(1810-11-14)14 November 1810
Opovo, Austrian Empire
Died25 September 1864(1864-09-25) (aged 53)
Pančevo, Austrian Empire
EducationAcademy of Fine Arts Vienna


Popović was born in Opovo in Banat in 1810.[7] From 1839 he lived in Belgrade. He was first taught painting by Konstantin Danil and later he pursued his academic studies in Vienna at the famed Academy of Fine Arts. His professors there were Joseph von Führich and Leopold Kupelwieser.[6]

In 1845 he returned to Belgrade, but once there, unable to get commissions because they were being given to his professional rival Dimitrije Avramović, he decided to return to Opovo in Banat in late 1845 and marry his high school sweetheart. His best man was Jovan Sterija Popović.[8]

He is credited to have painted the icons in the iconostasis of the St. Nicholas Serbian Orthodox Church in Dolovo, from 1853 to 1855. In the spirit of Biedermeier, Popović painted portraits of people, women, and children, members of the civilian population like his contemporary colleague Katarina Ivanović.[8]


A school in Novi Sad is named after Popović.[9]


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  1. ^ Across the Danube: Southeastern Europeans and Their Travelling Identities (17th–19th C.). BRILL. December 1, 2016. ISBN 9789004335448 – via Google Books.
  2. ^ Deliso, Christopher (December 30, 2008). Culture and Customs of Serbia and Montenegro. ABC-CLIO. ISBN 9780313344374 – via Google Books.
  3. ^ Bogdanović, Jelena; Robinson, Lilien Filipovitch; Marjanović, Igor (September 1, 2014). On the Very Edge: Modernism and Modernity in the Arts and Architecture of Interwar Serbia (1918–1941). Leuven University Press. ISBN 9789058679932 – via Google Books.
  4. ^ "Jovan Popović (1810—1864)".
  5. ^ Norris, David A. (October 29, 2008). Belgrade A Cultural History. Oxford University Press, USA. ISBN 9780199704521 – via Google Books.
  6. ^ a b "Arte - Jovan Popović - Portfolio".
  7. ^ Rokić, Vasa; Stevčić, Mirjana (September 30, 1971). "The Agriculture of the Socialist Republic of Serbia". Export-Press – via Google Books.
  8. ^ a b "Arte - Jovan Popović - Biografija".
  9. ^ "Основна школа "ЈОВАН ПОПОВИЋ"" (in Serbian). Retrieved 2020-01-05.

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