Nikola Martinovski Biography - Gallery

Nikola Martinovski, one of the founders of the contemporary Macedonian painting art, academician. Born in 1903 in Krusevo. During his education in Krusevo he also visited the workshop of the fresco painter Dimitrija Andonov-Papradiski. He finished the School of Fine Arts in Bucarest and further polished his skills in Paris. In 1929 in Skopje he had his first exhibition. Member of the art group “Oblik” (Shape). He exhibited in Belgrade, Zagreb, Ljubljana, Novi Sad, Dijon and Paris. After the liberation he joined the organization of the art life in Macedonia. He was director of the School of Applied Arts and the Art Gallery in Skopje. Prize-winner of national rewards: 11 Oktomvri (1959 and 1964) and AVNOJ, 1967. In 1967 he was elected as a member of MANU. The influences of the medieval fresco art and the modern Parisian school crisscross in his artistic work. His strongest artistic creations were expressed in the field of portraits art. He died in 1973 in Skopje.