- Ana Bešlić
Ana Bešlić (
salašŠara Pustara near Bajmok, March 16, 1912- Belgrade February 27, 2008, Belgrade) was the sculptorfrom Serbia, originating from Croat family from Bačkain autonomous province of Vojvodina.
She was born in a salaš Šara Pustara near the Bačkan town of
Bajmok, between Osijekand Subotica, at that time in southern Hungaryin Austria-Hungary.
Ana Bešlić was one of most important representative os modern sculpturism in Yugoslavia and Serbia. By genre, she belonged to the group of artist that since 1950's, became recognisable by their artistic curiosity and non-mainstream approach, being the pioneers of changing of sculptor's style in Yugoslavia. Still, her creations were mostly oriented towards the making of monuments.
She attended schools in
Zagreb, Grazand Vienna, but she developed her artist education on Akademija likovnih umetnosti in Belgradein 1949.
Part of her works were donated to the city of Subotica (monument of
Last years of her life she spent in Belgrade, where she died in 2008.
Her best known sculptures are "Plamen", "Majka i dete", "Talija", "Slomljena krila" (being one of most known sights in
Palić), "Majka i sin", Podravka's rooster, "Tina Turner", "Blaško Rajić" etc.
She won numerous awards for her work.
Rajko Ljubič, a film director from Subotica, made a documentary about her in 2005.
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