• A Destroyed Landscape

  • Departure to the Right

  • Monuments

  • Monuments

  • Seid Hasanefendić

  • A Bosnian Theme

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  • Reminiscence

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Seid Hasanefendić

(Brčko, 1935 – Sarajevo, 2020)

He began his education in Brčko, and continued in Sarajevo in 1950. After the sixth grade of high school, he transferred to the School of Applied Arts, to the department of sculpture, and then to decorative painting. In 1961 he enrolled at the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb, Department of Graphics. He graduated in 1965 with a high grade, in the class of Professor Kinert. In the same year he was awarded the prize for graphics of the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb.

After graduating, as a scholarship holder of the Yugoslav Fund for Fine Arts "Moše Pijade", he spent several months in Paris, where in 1966 he exhibited independently at the club of the Yugoslav Embassy. He has been a member of the Association of Fine Artists of Croatia (ULUH) since 1966, and in 1967 he held his first solo exhibition in Zagreb.

In October 1974, he was elected a teacher at the Academy of Fine Arts in Sarajevo, with the title of assistant professor, in the subjects of graphics and art form. In 1983, he was appointed associate professor of drawing and graphics, and in 1991 he became a full professor of drawing for students of graphic and product design. From 1985 to 1990 he was the dean of the Academy of Fine Arts in Sarajevo.

During this period he held a number of successful solo exhibitions abroad: in Cannes (1974), in Le Touquet (1975), in Mulhouse (1978), Cologne, Starnberg (1979), in Strasbourg, Munich (1981). ), Starnberg (1983), Ferrari (1985), Rome (1987), Vienna, Kassel (1989), Istanbul, Bursa (1990), Ankara and Izmir (1991).

During an exhibition in Rome, his work was purchased and became part of the Vatican's collection of contemporary art. He was also awarded the Golden Plaque of the city and province of Ferrara, the award for artistic contribution, and the award of Italian television.

In the 1980s, he won a number of high recognitions in the country: the Sixth April Award of the City of Sarajevo (1982), the Collegium artisticum award for painting (1984), the 27 July Award of BiH for painting (1986) and the Order of Merit for the People with a Silver Star (1987).

In 1991, Seid Hasanefendić was elected professor at the Faculty of Fine Arts at Mimar Sinan University in Istanbul.

In the period from 1994 to 2000, he was the director of the Art Gallery of Bosnia and Herzegovina.