Vojo Stanić

Vojo Stanić (Montenegrin: Vojo Stanić/Војо Станић, born 3 February 1924) is a Montenegrin[1] painter and sculptor.

Painting by Stanić on a 2011 Montenegrin stamp


Vojo Stanić was born in Podgorica, and grew up in Nikšić.[2] He completed Academy of Sculpture in Belgrade, after which he moved to Herceg Novi.

During that time he turned to painting, enabling him to better express his peace-loving, Mediterranean spirit and interest in people. His paintings are small drama stories from everyday life, full of spirit. They bring back to life the spirit of Renaissance comedies, presenting human weaknesses and at the same time he shows understanding for them. Topics from cafes, sea or home are often a mixture of surreal details or imaginative relationship of characters and objects.

He is one of the most important modern Montenegrin painters, and is a member of CANU and DANU. He had several individual exhibits. The most important exhibit of his was at Venice Biennale in 1997.[3]

His paintings are exhibited in a number of galleries in Montenegro, as well as in the permanent exhibit in the Art Museum in Cetinje.[4]


  1. ^ "Interview with Vojo Stanić". vreme.com. Retrieved 12 January 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "Vojo Stanić". galerija-kula.hr/. Retrieved 20 January 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ Celant, Germano (1997). 47th exposizione internazionale d'arte (in Italian). Biennale di Venezia. ISBN 9788843561520.
  4. ^ Dragičević, Peter (2009). Lonely Planet Montenegro. Victoria: Lonely Planet. p. 43. ISBN 9781741794403.