ART GALLERY "JOSIP - BEPO BENKOVIC"
Bepo Benkovic - Self-portrait
15th 1966, after closing of The Art School in Herceg-Novi, the Art
Gallery was established under the protection of Soldier Union (from
the second world war), by artists and well - intentioned citizens.
The Gallery was named after Josip Bepo Benkovic, the artist from
Herceg Novi, who was executed on Banjica in 1943.
became the meeting center of artistic life in Herceg Novi, where
were organized individual and group presentations of Yugoslav and
foreigner Artists. After the decision of Community Parliament of
Herceg Novi, from 5. 4. 1967. the Gallery has been performing within
the Regional Museum as an individual section. The first Herceg-Novi`
winter salon was organized in 1967and was of the local character,
but soon it became Yugoslav review with specialised selectors. Up
to now, about 1150 artists took a part in 33 salons. To the relevant
artists from Yugoslavia (ex SFR Yugoslavia and actual SR Yugoslavia)
were assigned 109 awards.
Stanjic - "Scentific Symposion"
[oil on canvas]
The Winter Salon
is the oldest annual manifestation on the Yugoslav artistic area
following current artistic happenings in the world. The Gallery
Josip Bepo Benkovic realized many independent exhibitions of the
great importance for the cultural life on this environment during
perennial performing. Among others, individual expositors are: Petar
Lubarda, Milo Milunovic, Risto Stijovic, Mica Popovic, Milan Konjevic,
Vojo Stanic, Dado Djuric etc. The Gallery is also opened for young
talented people who are forming their own artistic expression. The
Gallery has its permanent supposition, which has partially been
arisen by purchasing salons contribution, represented by Luka Tomanovic,
Aleksandar Prijic, Branko Filipovic-Filo, Milena Sotra, Vojo Stanic,
Djordje Pravilovic, Djuro Serder, Dimitar Manev, Aleksandar Cvetkovic,
Kemal Ramujkic, Vasko Lipovac, Semsa Gavrankapetanovic-Rainvain,
Mihailo Jovicevic, Dragan Karadzic and others. Beside constant supposition
here has been opened the exhibition (selection) of gift by will,
of Milena Sotra.
Sotra - "Mamula Island"
[oil on canvas]
Galerija "Josip-Bepo Benkovic"
Ulica Marka Vojnovica 4
Serbia and Montenegro
Phone: +381 88 / 324-051