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Savo Radulovic, (Yugoslavian/American; 1911 - 1991), Cosmic Man, Oil on canvas laid down on board, 20" x 38 1/2"
Estimate: $800.00 - $1,200.00
(Yugoslavian/American; 1911 - 1991)
Oil on canvas laid down on board
c. 1950. Signed LR. Whitney Museum NYC 1950 Exhibition label verso.
Born in Montenegro, Yugoslavia, Savo Radulovic settled in New York City where he became a painter in abstract style, graphic artist, and teacher. He was the owner and director of the Artists Little Gallery from 1946 into the 1970s.
He studied at the Saint Louis School of Fine Arts, Washington University in St. Louis; the Fogg Museum of Art at Harvard University on a Carnegie Fellowship; and in Rome, Italy on a Fulbright Scholarship at the Academie Belle Arte, 1949 to 1950.
He exhibited at the National Academy of Design, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and in galleries in St. Louis Missouri, New York and Pennsylvania. He exhibited at the Midtown Gallery, St. Louis, December, 1939; the A.C.A. Gallery, New York, Sept/Oct. 1940, and the St. Louis Art Center, November of an unstated year.
In addition to museum collections, his work is in the History Section of the War Department of the Pentagon in Washington DC and in the art collection of William and Mary College in Williamsburg, Virginia.
Radulovic was very prominent in St. Louis in the 1930s, and is remembered for being the charismatic and enthusiastic leader of the avant-garde artists and creative people of the day, not least because he operated a place called "Little Bohemia" where artists hung out, drank coffee and beer, ate sandwiches, philosophized, and exhibited their work.
He was first successful with batik work, but later settled more upon painting. He left St. Louis in 1941 to join the Army, where he served as an official War Dept. artist.
Savo Radulovic died in December of 1991.
20" x 38 1/2"