This is Janko Mihailović Moler

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Janko Mihailović Moler (in Cyrillic Serbian: Јанко Михаиловић Молер; Negrišori, Ottoman Empire, 1792 – Negrišori, Principality of Serbia, 1853) was a Serbian priest and artist. He was an icon and portrait painter.

He is known for painting the icons of the iconostasis of the Serbian Orthodox Church in Ježevica Monastery, the Orthodox church in Guča, the church of Žiča monastery, the monastery and the wooden church of Dobroselica, on the Zlatibor mountains. With his son Sreten Protić, he painted the iconostasis of the Church of the Holy Trinity in the village of Bjeluša, near Arilje, in 1831, and the Church of St. John the Baptist in Gorobilje. He then did the portrait of Nikifor Maksimović, the founder of the Sretenje monastery near Čačak.

He is also attributed with the jacket of arms of the Obrenović dynasty, which adorns the façade of Jovan Obrenović’s konak in Čačak.

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