Nadezda Petrovic Bust Dedication
Serbian Cultural Garden in Cleveland August 19, 2018
The Serbian Cultural Garden in Cleveland continues to grow. A new bust of Nadezda Petrovic was dedicated on Sunday August 19th in the Serbian Cultural Garden. She is the second woman (after Mileva Maric) honored with a bust in the Serbian Cultural Garden in Cleveland.
Nadezda Petrovic Bust in Serbian Cultural Garden
Nadezda Petrovic was a Serbian painter from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. 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 A be. Between 1901 and 1912, she exhibited her work in many cities throughout Europe.
Nadezda Petrovic Bust
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.
Following her death, her likeness has been depicted on the Serbian 200 dinar banknote.
A large group assembled for the dedication and when the Clergy entered the Serbian Garden to dedicate the bust, the Kosovo Men's Choir sang their welcome.
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Clergy arriving in the Serbian Garden
His Grace Bishop Irinej and Very Rev. Dragoslav Kosic led the blessing and dedication of the bust accompanied by the Kosovo Men's Choir.
His Grace Bishop Irinej and Very Rev. Dragoslav Kosic led the blessing of the bust of Nadezda Petrovic
His Grace Bishop Irinej then told the story of Nadezda Petrovic after the blessing and dedication of the bust.
His Grace Bishop Irinej
Alex Machaskee has been the driving force behind the Serbian Cultural Garden in Cleveland. He spoke after His Grace Bishop Irinej and thanked many people including his son Lex Machaskee who does much of the hard behind-the-scenes work in the Serbian Garden.
His Grace Bishop Irinej and Alex Machaskee
Alex Machaskee addresses the Bishop and crowd
Here is a few seconds of video showing the new bust of Nadezda Petrovic in Cleveland Serbian Garden.
Bust of Nadezda Petrovic in Cleveland Serbian Garden
The official ceremony concluded with the Kosovo Men's Choir performing several selections in front of the icon of St. Sava in the Serbian Cultural Garden in Cleveland.
Kosovo Men's Choir
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Enjoy these other images from the Dedication Ceremony of the bust of Nadezda Petrovic in the Serbian Cultural Garden.
Sheila Murphy Crawford and Lex Machaskee
Nacy Panzica and Alex Machaskee
Posing in front of the bust of Nadezda Petrovic
Carol Machaskee and Mayor Georgine Welo
Clergy and Kosovo Men's Choir
Attending the dedication in the Serbian Cultural Garden
Lex Machaskee displayed historical photos of the Serbian Garden
Some of the Clergy in attendance
Cleveland Cultural Gardens Federation president Dr. Wael Khoury
Congratulations to Alex Machaskee, Lex Machaskee and all those involved in adding another important piece to the Serbian Cultural Garden.
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