Designers & Creators Directory
Birthplace: Belgrade, Serbia
Date born: June 16th, 1926
Date deceased: March 3rd, 1990
Education: University of Belgrade
Artist and sculptor Petar Krstić was born on June 16, 1926 in Belgrade, in what was then the Kingdom of Yugoslavia. In 1948 he went on to begin his work in Sculpture studies at Academy of Fine Arts in Belgrade. He was of the first post-war generation of art students at the faculty. After graduating from Belgrade, Krstić moved to Sarajevo where he was instrumental in co-founding the Sculpture Department at the Academy of Fine Arts in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. He was a prolific sculptor through his life and is best known for a number of significant World War II memorials and monuments built across former Yugoslavia predominantly in the sixties and seventies. The most notable of monumental works that Krstić worked on were primarily located within the Socialist Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina, such at those locates at memorial sites in Ilidža, Vogošća, Sanski Most and Bratunac. It is also important to point out that these four sites were only the design competitions which Krstić won the tenders for, as he submitted sculptural solutions for many additional monument project competitions during the Yugoslav era which his proposals did not win the first-place prize. Krstić passed away in Belgrade on March 3rd, 1990.
Works by this Designer:
This is a listing of a number of memorials, monuments, cultural centers and other notable Yugoslav-era civic works by Petar Krstić. Those sites listed in the upper part of this section have profile pages, while those listed in the lower part do not yet have completed profile pages. This list is not exhaustive and will be added to over time.
Yugoslav Works with profile pages:
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Sanski Most, BiH
Name: Šušnjar Memorial Complex
Year: completed 1970
Name: Memorial Ossuary to Fallen Fighters
Year: completed 1969
Name: Bratunac Memorial Park
Year: completed 1978
Yugoslav Works without profile pages:
Name: Monument to the Revolution
Year: completed 1961
Location: N43°49'28.4", E18°18'19.0"
Han Pijesak, BiH
Name: Mon. & Ossuary to Fallen Fighters
Year: completed 1958
Location: N44°04'59.7", E18°57'12.8"
Name: Mon. to the Ozren Partisan Detachment
Year: completed 1962
Location: N44°41'32.5", E18°08'11.7"
Name: Partisan Memorial Tomb & Park
Year: completed 1974 [with Zlatko Ugljen]
Location: N44°14'28.3", E17°34'36.8"
Bosanski Brod, BiH
Name: The Hunger Monument
Year: comp. 1963, destroyed 1992, rebuilt 2005
Location: N45°08'48.1", E17°59'43.8"
Selected Sources and More Information:
-This information and photo for this profile came to me courtesy of Petar Krstić's grand-daughter, Isidora Krstić. Thank you very much to her!