24 May, 2012

Jakov Brdar

Jakov Brdar (born 22 April 1949) is a Slovenian sculptor of Bosnian-Herzegovinan descent. He is the creator of many public statues and sculptures in Ljubljana. In 1998, he received the Prešeren Fund Award for the sculpturing group Lecturing birds (1997).
Brdar was born in Livno, People's Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina. He studied sculpturing at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Ljubljana. Brdar graduated in the class of professor Dušan Tršar in 1975, and completed his specialist studies in 1979.
He has also lived and worked in Paris and Berlin.
 Brdar's statues Adam and Eve, Satyr and Prometheus are on display at the Butchers' Bridge in Ljubljana city centre. His statue of the general Rudolf Maister is visible in the park next to the main bus station in Ljubljana
The gallery in Piran has his sculpture Pegasus (1990). In 1990 and 1991, he exhibited in the Pergamon Museum in Berlin.

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