THE  LEGACY ART OF  BORISLAV  BOGDANOVICH

VITAE - CHRONOLOGY

1899
Born April 3 in Ruma, Yugoslavia (present day Vojvodina, Serbia)
 
1910
Death of Father Antonije Bogdanović, noted attorney 

1912-14
Zemun Secondary school - mentored by Sava Šumanović in drawing technique
Belgrade Music School - Master harmony teacher and composer Petar Konjović 

1915-18
Continues art studies in Zagreb, Yugoslavia (present day Croatia) with Ljubo Babić and Tomislav Krizman

1917
First piano recital of classical repertoire: Beethoven, Chopin, Liszt, Tchaikovsky

1919-25
Continues art studies in Prague, Czechoslovakia; Berlin & Munich, Germany; and Paris, France;
begins exhibiting in Zagreb, Yugoslavia (present day Croatia)
Continues music studies with President Karel Hoffmeister, Prague Conservatory, Prague, Czechoslovakia
Completes formal training in both music and painting at the Academy of Fine Arts, Prague, Czechoslovakia

1924
Exhibition of Painters and Sculptors at Kunstpavillon - Belgrade, Yugoslavia (present day Serbia)

1927
Annual Art Fair - Osijek, Yugoslavia (present day Croatia)

1930-33
Opens the “Free School of Painting”, Zagreb, Yugoslavia (present day Croatia)

1933
Yugoslav Graphics show - Saarbrücken, Germany; Metz, France

1934
“Zagreb Graphic Artists” Group Exhibition, Kunstpavillion - Zagreb (present day Croatia)

1937
Member of  “The Twelve” prominent Belgrade painters including Ivan Tabaković 
“The Twelve” Group Exhibition, Kunstpavillon - Belgrade, Yugoslavia (present day Serbia)
Marries Herma Robinson on January 9
Birth of first child, son Antonije (Tonka)  

1937-38
One-man show - Salon Ulrich, Zagreb, Yugoslavia (present day Croatia)

1938
“Tenth Spring Exhibition of Yugoslav Artists”, Belgrade, Yugoslavia (present day Serbia) 
“The Twelve” Group Exhibition, Kunstpavillon - Belgrade, Yugoslavia (present day Serbia) 
 Death of son Antonije (Tonka) following household accident 

1939
Contemporary Art show - Novi Sad, Yugoslavia (present day Vojvodina, Serbia) 
Emigrates to America with Herma, who is pregnant with second child
Birth of son Peter, July 30
Organizes an exhibition of Yugoslav artists for the 1939-40 New York World’s Fair 

1940
“The Role of Color in Modern Art”, Nierendorf Gallery, NYC, NY – with Kandinsky, Miró, Klee
The 20th International Exhibition of Water Colors - with Braque, Chagall, Derain, Dufy, Matisse – The Art Institute of Chicago

1941
Group Show - with Chagall, Derain, Drewes, Dufy, Feininger, Laurencin, Vlaminck – Lilienfeld Gallery, NYC, NY

1942
One-man show - Lilienfeld Gallery, New York, NY
"Agony and Courage" Exhibition at Freedom House, New York, NY
"Exhibition of Paintings by Artists of the United Nations" – The National Arts Club 

1942-43
Exhibition of the Interior in Contemporary Painting – American Institute of Decorators 

1943
“Ten Gems of Modern Art”, Lilienfeld Galleries, New York, NY – with Segonzac, Utrillo,Vlaminck

1944
“Paintings by New York Artists”, Lilienfeld Galleries, New York, NY
Contributed Essay “Contemporary Yugoslav Art” to The American Society Legion of Honor Magazine; included historical summary of Serbian art 

1945
"European Artists in America" - Whitney Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY – with Chagall, Dali, Duchamp, Ernst, Mondrian
"Art of the Liberated Nations" - Tribune Book and Art Center, New York, NY
"New Americans" - American Common, New York, NY

1947
Published in “Who's Who in American Art"; Dorothy B. Gilbert, Editor; Publisher: R.R. Bowker Publishing

1948
One-man show - Van Diemen Galleries, New York, NY

1949
21st Biennial Exhibition of Contemporary American Oil Painting - The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.

1950
American Watercolors, Drawings and Prints - The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY

1951
22nd Biennial Exhibition of Contemporary American Oil Painting - The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington D.C. 
Annual Exhibition of Contemporary American Painting - Whitney Museum of Modern Art
Death of mother Mara in Yugoslavia; never saw her again after leaving homeland for America in 1939

1952
One-man show - Van Diemen-Lilienfeld Galleries, New York, NY
Birth of daughter Anna Thea on April 7, the day of show opening
Published in “Who's Who in American Art"; Dorothy B. Gilbert, Editor; Publisher: R.R. Bowker Publishing

1958
One-man show - Hammer Galleries, New York, NY

1959
“Still life - Variations on a Theme”, One-man show, French and Company Gallery, New York, NY
Published in “Who's Who in American Art"; Dorothy B. Gilbert, Editor; Publisher: R.R. Bowker Publishing

1964
Returns to Yugoslavia to collect the paintings hidden during the war in the Novi Sad attic of sister Anča’s (Ana’s) house
Group show Yugoslav artists - Little Gallery, New York, NY

1965
Gallerist Avice Reed invites the artist to exhibit in Scottsdale, Arizona   

1966
One-man show - Stable Gallery, Scottsdale, Arizona
Family relocates to Scottsdale, Arizona
Member of Scottsdale Fine Arts Commission, Civic Center
Walter Bimson, President of Valley National Bank, and art collector purchases and commissions paintings and large-scale murals for several bank branches (Valley National Bank was acquired by Bank One; Bank One was acquired by Chase Morgan) 

1967-70
Executes a triptych of large Native American-themed murals, later donated to Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizona

1969
Joint show with Sculptor John Waddell, Phoenix, Arizona
One-man show - Stagebrush Theater, Scottsdale, Arizona

1970
Fine Arts Festival - The Ormo School, Phoenix, Arizona
Falls while putting finishing touches on last mural “The Buffalo Hunt”; Borislav dies two weeks later from stroke on November 29 -  Scottsdale, Arizona

1971
Retrospective Exhibition - Museum of Modern Art - Belgrade, Yugoslavia (present day Serbia) 
Published in “The West and Walter Bimson”; by William E. Steadman, University of Arizona Museum of Art

1972
Retrospective Exhibition - Civic Library, Scottsdale, Arizona

1975
Retrospective Exhibition - Museum of Modern Art, Belgrade, Yugoslavia (present day Serbia)

1976
Retrospective - Galerie Bernheim-Jeune, Paris, France
One-man show - Galerie Bürdeke, Zürich, Switzerland
Published in "The Illustrated Biographical Encyclopedia of Artists of the American West"; by Peggy and Harold Samuels; Doubleday

1977
One-man show - Ankrum Gallery, Los Angeles, California
One-man show - Galerie Bürdeke, Zürich, Switzerland

1978
One-man show - Galerie von Abercron, Munich, Germany

1979
Death of wife Herma Bogdanovich March 24 - Scottsdale, Arizona
One-man show - Aberbach Gallery, London, England

1985 - 1999
Published in “Who Was Who in American Art, 1564-1975: 400 years of artists in America”; Vol 1: A-F;
Peter Hastings Falk, Editor-in-Chief; Publisher: Sound View Press, 1st Edition

2002
"Art of the 20th Century" - ACA Galleries, Park Avenue Armory, New York, NY 

2008
"Impressions" Exhibition - Trigg Ison Fine Art, Beverly Hills, California
Published in "20th Century Art in Vojvodina"; by Miško Šuvaković with Associate researcher Dragomir Ugren - Museum of Contemporary Art of Vojvodina, Serbia 

2014
"Treasuring Treasures" - Group Exhibition of Legacy Artists - Platt & Borstein Galleries, American Jewish University, Los Angeles, California  

2016 - 2017  
Exhibition of Still lifes at Strossmayer Gallery of Old Masters, Croatian Academy of Science and Arts, Zagreb, Croatia
November 28, 2016 - January 31, 2017

2017
”Prague and Serbian Painters”, Documentary, Monograph and Book by Nenad Ognjenović, Belgrade, Serbia
 

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