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After spending the first half of his life in the consistently war-torn Yugoslavia, Alexander Dzigurski came to America with his family in 1949. During the 1950s, he settled in California where he began painting the rocky coasts and seascapes for which he is best known. A New York critic once called him the poet of the sea. Dzigurski himself declared that the solitary beauty and grandeur of his mountain and ocean scenes, like this one of Moonlight, Carmel, were a metaphor for the freedom and peace he had enjoyed since coming to America.
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An ethnic Serb, Alexander Dzigurski was born in the war-torn region of Backa, then a part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. With the support of the Serbian Orthodox Church, Dzigurski attended the School of Art in Belgrade, paying for his education by restoring iconostases at the Monastery Rakovica, and then went on to the Academy of Art in Munich. After serving in the Yugoslav Army during World War II, Dzigurski immigrated to Pennsylvania with his family in 1949, repaying their passage by painting iconostases for Pennsylvania churches. A move to California in the 1950s prompted him to paint the seascapes for...
Created by: Dzigurski, Alexander
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