Roman Petrović

Roman Petrović (Donji Vakuf, 1896–1947) was a Bosnian artist. A graduate of the Jan Matejko Academy of Fine Arts in Cracow, his expressionist art emphasises social themes,[1] borrowing from diverse influences.[2][3]

The Association of Artists of Bosnia and Herzegovina named its gallery, opened in 1980, Galerija Roman Petrović in honour of the painter. The gallery is a main venue for contemporary art and photography exhibitions.[4]


  1. The Grove encyclopedia of Islamic art and architecture Volume 2 - Page 301 Jonathan M. Bloom, Sheila Blair - 2009: " ...while Roman Petrović (1896–1947) developed an Expressionism that emphasized social themes."
  2. The Art treasures of Bosnia and Herzegovina Đuro Basler, Mirza Filipović, Sulejman Balić - 1987: "From a wide diversity of influences Roman Petrovic (1896–1947) succeeded in forging his own individual style."
  3. Bosnia: a cultural history Ivan Lovrenović - 2001: "Writing and painting were the two most important fields in which individual intellectual and artistic life developed. ... In painting - apart from those who had emerged in the previous period, like Gabrijel Jurkic, Roman Petrović, ..."
  4. Survey Sarajevo Volume 9, Issue 4; Volume 9, Issue 4 Univerzitet u Sarajevu, 1982 "Parallel with this the Association of Artists of Bosnia and Herzegovina has organized exhibitions in Dijon, Modena, Baku, in Poland, Germany, while its Gallery "Roman Petrovic", opened in 1980, has also a rich exhibition programme."

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