Jozo Janda

Jozo Janda, academic painter was born in 1911 in Kaptol, Slavonska Požega. He attended primary and secondary school in Nova Gradiška and Zagreb, graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb in 1938 in the class of prof. Vladimir Becic. He worked as a set designer on the first Croatian film "Slavica". Janda also worked as a set designer in the theater until 1956, after which he went into the liberal profession. He has exhibited independently in many major places in the country, and abroad in 1959. Cairo, Alexandria and Khartoum, 1960. Addis Ababa, 1966. Ravenna, 1969. Salzburg, Milan, Verona, Monte Catina, etc. He has exhibited together in the country and abroad, with the populists in Paris.

Janda painted landscapes, motifs of wickerwork and folk embroidery, hearths and interiors of old houses (especially in Istria), views of Istrian towns and small coastal towns, harbors, allegorical transformations of stećak tombstones, etc. He is close to expressionism, especially in landscapes and portraits from Africa. from 1958 to 1960. In 1990, he exhibited his "golden" landscapes in the Požega Museum, returning to the country where he was born. From then until his illness, he was preoccupied with the idea of ​​giving his works to the end where he came from.

Jozo Janda passed away in 1999.



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