Mladen Josić

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Mladen Josić
Born Mladen Josić
15 July 1897
Bečej, Austria-Hungary
Died 1 November 1972(1972-11-01) (aged 75)
Paris, France
Nationality Serbian
Known for painting

Mladen Josić (15 July 1897, Bečej - 1 October 1972, Paris) was a Serbian painter.


Mladen Josić was born in Bečej, on July 15, 1897. His family were from Opovo in Banat. In 1920. he studied in Académie de la Grande Chaumière under Antoine Bourdelle. On return to Yugoslavia architect Dragiša Brašovan builds an atelier for him. Josić paints portraits of king Peter I of Serbia and king Alexander I of Yugoslavia. In 1937. Josić opened his own art school within Ilija M. Kolarac Endowment, from which many artists have emerged, including Mladen Srbinović, Matija Vuković, Stojan Ćelić, Majda Kurnik, Miodrag B. Protić and many others. School was closed by Tito's government in 1950. In early 1950s Josić emigrates to France. He lived in Paris until he died in 1972. He is buried with his wife Asja Josić in the Montparnasse Cemetery in Paris. His son, Aljoša Josić, was an architect and a painter.


Josić was influenced originally by Cubism, and later by Realism. Many of his works were inspired by those of the French painters Cézanne and Gauguin.