22 facts about Jovan Isailović

By Gwylym Owen

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Jovan Isailović Sr. was a Serbian icon and mural painter who lived and worked in the late eighteenth century and upfront nineteenth century. In 1772 he started painting an iconostasis in the Church of St. George in Sombor taking into account fellow painters Teodor Kračun and Lazar Serdanović. The iconostasis in the Serbian Orthodox Monastery of Saint George, better known as Sveti Đurađ monastery in Romanian Banat, is also associated to Jovan Isailović Senior, dating from 1803 to 1804, and presenting a strong Byzantine influence. Isailović Senior also worked taking into consideration his associate painter Janko Halkozović. Many of the iconostasis and icons certified to him were pillaged during World War II.

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