Assistant curator: Katica Modrić
As one of the winners of the three equal awards of the 39th Split Salon, Peter Jakelić will present the latest cycle of twelve paintings on paper executed in mixed-media technique.
About the artist
Petar Jakelić was born on 15 April, 1938 in Prugovo near Split. He graduated at the School of Applied Arts in Split. In high school, he published drawings and vignettes in the high school newspaper Polet, and illustrations of texts in the Split newspaper Vidik and Slobodna Dalmacija. In 1959, he entered the Academy of Applied Arts in Belgrade. During the study he supported himself by doing illustrations for newspapers and magazines. Jakelić held his first one-man exhibition in Priština in 1964. In the same year he started working as a teacher at the School of Applied Arts in Split, where he was teaching courses on drawing and painting, graphic arts of high and deep printing, lithography, cover and book design, poster and graphic design in general. Later, in 1977, he became lecturer at the Teachers' Academy in Split, where he was teaching courses on drawing and painting, graphics and applied graphics. Since the founding of the Art Academy in Split in 1997, he was teaching the course of graphics. He retired in 2008 as a full professor in tenure, and in 2009 he got the honorary title of professor emeritus for his teaching and research work excellence and his merit of the progress of the University of Split.