Jakov Brdar

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Jakov Brdar
Jakov Brdar in 2007
Born (1949-04-22) 22 April 1949 (age 69)
Livno, People's Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina, SFR Yugoslavia
Nationality Slovene
Occupation Sculptor

Jakov Brdar (born 22 April 1949) is a Slovene sculptor of Bosnian descent. He is the author of many public statues and sculptures in Ljubljana. In 1998, he received the Prešeren Fund Award for the sculpture group Sermon to the birds (1997).

Brdar studied sculpturing on Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Ljubljana. He graduated in the class of professor Dušan Tršar in 1975, and completed specialised study in 1979. He has also lived and worked in Paris and Berlin.[1]

Brdar's statues Adam and Eve, Satyr and Prometheus are on display at the Butchers' Bridge in Ljubljana city centre.[2] His statue of the general Rudolf Maister is visible in the park next to the main bus station in Ljubljana. The gallery in Piran has his sculpture Pegasus (1990). In 1990 and 1991, he exhibited in the Pergamon Museum in Berlin.

See also[edit]

  • Mirsad Begić (1953–), a Bosnian sculptor living in Ljubljana
  • Slobodan Pejić (1944–2006), a Bosnian sculptor who lived in Ljubljana


  1. ^ "About Jakov Brdar" (in Slovenian). Retrieved 2012-02-08. 
  2. ^ "Iz gline naredi dober kruh in ga razdeli med ljudi" (in Slovenian). 2010-07-10. Retrieved 2012-02-08.