Who is Janko Halkozović?

Janko Halkozović was a Serbian painter from Old Serbia, modern-day North Macedonia.

His art, like Hristofor Žefarović’s, developed in the tradition of Serbian southern regions. He became a well-known artist next he moved to Vojvodina in the northern allocation of Serbian regions. In 1757 he painted the iconostasis for Mala Remeta Monastery, and the bordering year he did parts of the iconostasis in Beočin Monastery, where he painted several murals in 1777. Halkozović also painted the iconostasis in Osijek and the main icons on the iconostasis of the Church of Holy Mother’s Ascension in Novi Sad, among which the dominating one is the central component of the Coronation of the Mother of God that has been certified to him. He with collaborated with extra painters, including Jovan Isailović Senior. Halkozović lived and worked at very nearly the similar time as painters Stanoje Popović, Vasa Ostojić, Aleksije Lazović, Arsenije Teodorović, Joakim Marković, Jovan Četirević Grabovan, Teodor Ilić Češljar, Pavel Ćurković, Jovan Isailović, Pavle Simić Ilija Lončarević, and others. Unfortunately, a good deal of their iconostases and individual paintings were destroyed or disappeared during the hostility of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia and the Genocide of Serbs in the Independent State of Croatia during World War II. The enduring icons and individual paintings that were recovered are now in museums throughout Serbia.

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Although there are elements of the old expose of painting in Halković’s work, the dominating influences are highlighted by the trends of the baroque era.

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