Lazar Vozarević

LAZAR VOZAREVIĆ (Sremska Mitrovica, 1925 – Beograd, 1968) is one of the most prominent Serbian painters. He graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Belgrade in 1948, under the tutelage of Milo Milunović. In 1960 he started working as an Assistant Professor at the Academy. He was a member of the “Eleventh” and the December Group. In addition to oil painting, he worked on mosaics, illustrations and scenography.

Originally his art practice was influenced by cubism before turning to the informal and post-informal, enriching it with the elements of Byzantine iconography, geometric shapes and ridges embedded in the image, thus creating a completely authentic and recognizable expression.

He has exhibited in numerous independent and group exhibitions, nationally and internationally. He has received several awards and recognitions, and his works are found in many public collections and private collections, including the David Rockefeller collection, Philip Bode, etc.

Vozarevic died on March 29, 1968, in Belgrade, as a result of poisoning from the vapors of chemicals that he used to “express Byzantium in his paintings” and “discover matter from the time of divine creativity”.