Nadežda Petrović, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Nadežda Petrović

Serbian artist

Date of Birth: 12-Oct-1873

Place of Birth: Čačak, Moravica District, Serbia

Date of Death: 03-Apr-1915

Profession: painter, art critic

Zodiac Sign: Libra

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About Nadežda Petrović

  • Nadežda Petrovic (Serbian Cyrillic: ??????? ????????; 11/12 October 1873 – 3 April 1915) was a Serbian painter and one of the women war photography pioneers in the region..
  • Considered Serbia's most famous impressionist and fauvist, she was the most important Serbian female painter of the period.
  • Born in the town of Cacak, Petrovic moved to Belgrade in her youth and attended the women's school of higher education there.
  • Graduating in 1891, she taught there for a period beginning in 1893 before moving to Munich to study with Slovenian artist Anton Ažbe.
  • Between 1901 and 1912, she exhibited her work in many cities throughout Europe. In the later years of her life, Petrovic had little time to paint and produced only a few works.
  • In 1912, she volunteered to become a nurse following the outbreak of the Balkan Wars.
  • She continued nursing Serbian soldiers until 1913, when she contracted typhus and cholera.
  • She earned a Medal for Bravery and an Order of the Red Cross for her efforts.
  • With the outbreak of World War I she again volunteered to become a nurse with the Serbian Army, eventually dying of typhus on 3 April 1915.

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