Pavle Pejović

Pavle Pejović, sculptor, born in Orasi on July 13th 1950.

He completed the studies at the Pedagogical Academy in Niksic, Department for Fine Art Education in 1975. He graduated at the Academy of Fine Arts, Sculpture Department, in Belgrade in 1980, in the class of Professor Misa Popovic where he also completed his post-graduate studies in 1982. He was bursar of the Mosa Pijade Scholarship Fund from 1980 to 1982.

From 1981 he taught at the Faculty of Philosophy in Niksic (Department for Fine Arts Education, Subject-Sculpture) and from 1988 as assistant professor and associate professor at the Academy of Fine Arts in Cetinje. He is full professor at the University of Montenegro, at the Academy of Fine Arts in Cetinje. He was Dean of the Academy of Fine Arts in Cetinje during two terms (1990–1994, 2000–2004).

Since 2008 he has been director of the National Museum of Montenegro in Cetinje.

He had individual exhibitions in Titograd/Podgorica (1981, 1994, 2007), Vrnjacka Banja, Sremska Mitrovica, Niksic, Budva, Belgrade (1986, 1990, 2001), Skopje (2007).

He participated at numerous collective exhibitions in Belgrade, Split, Tuzla, Rijeka, Ljubljana, Pancevo, Skopje, Subotica, Novi Sad and Sarajevo. Taking part in former Yugoslav selections he exhibited in Paris, London, Budapest, Moscow, Alexandria, Cairo, La Valletta, Rome, Vienna, Innsbruck, Xanthi …

He took part in a large number of international sculpture symposiums at home and abroad, among which: the International Sculpture symposium, Danilovgrad; the Marble andSounds symposium, Arandjelovac; Cholamandal, India; the International symposium Terra, Kikinda; the International Sculpture symposium, Bor.

He received 29 awards and acknowledgments, among which: the Sreten Stojanovic Fund award, Belgrade, 1980; the 21st October salon award, Belgrade, 1980; Youth salon, First prize, Niksic, 1981; Herceg Novi Winter salon, First prize (1981, 1990, 1999); Prize for Sculpture, the Fifth Exhibition of Yugoslav Portrait, 1983; the Ljubljanska banka Acquisition Award at the Eighth Yugoslav Biennial of Small Plastic, Murska Sobota; the First Prize at the Third Biennial Milena Pavlovic Barili, Pozarevac, 1987; the Annual Award for sculpture Risto Stijovic of the Association of Fine Artists of Montenegro, 1988; the July 13th Award of the Republic of Montenegro, 1988; The Liberation of Cetinje Award, 1994; Plaque of the University of Montenegro, 1994; First prize at the invitation competition for the monument to Petar II Petrovic Njegos, Pristina, 1996; the Milunovic, Stijovic, Lubarda Award at the Traditional Exhibition of the Association of Fine Artists of Montenegro, 2000; the Association of Fine Artists of Montenegro Award for Best Exhibition, 2007; the Contemporary Art Centre award, Podgorica, 2007; the State Award Petar Lubarda, 2009.

He has sculpted over fifty public monuments and landmarks across former Yugoslavia, among which: Valtazar Bogisic monument, Podgorica; busts of notable Montenegrin personalities: Gavro Vukovic, Dzon Plamenac, Queen Jelena, Milan Jovanovic Batut, Petar Lubarda, Danilo Kis, Stampar Makarije in Cetinje, Podgorica and Trgoviste, Romania, Djordje Vajfert in Belgrade as well as monuments at important historic landmarks in Montenegro (Tudjemili, Krusi, Martinici, Fundina, Grahovac and Bajice).

His works are placed in public spaces in India, Greece, Croatia, Serbia, Macedonia and Montenegro, in the Museum of Contemporary Art in Belgrade, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Zagreb, National gallery of Macedonia in Skopje, International gallery of Portraits in Tuzla, the Ljubljanska banka collection in Ljubljana, the MilenaPavlovic Barili gallery in Pozarevac, the Hermann Ritter collection in Munich as well as in private collections in Spain, France, England, Greece, USA, Italy, Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Macedonia.

He has been member of the Association of Fine Artists of Montenegro since 1982 and was its president in the period 2004–2009. He has been member of the International Sculpture Centre in Washington since 1990.

He has been member of the Doclean Academy of Sciences and Arts since 1999. At the University of Montenegro he was member of the Assembly, of the Teaching and Scientific Council, member of the Senate and Chief Editor of the Editorial Board for the University of Montenegro editions.

He was elected associate member of the Montenegrin Academy of Sciences and Arts on December 19th 2008. He is member of the Presidency of the Montenegrin Academy of Sciences and Arts and secretary of the Fine Arts committee since 2012.

Since 2011 he has the status of prominent cultural creator of Montenegro.

He serves as the secretary of the Department of Arts of the Montenegrin Academy of Sciences and Arts since 1 August 2016.

He lives in Podgorica.

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