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Designers & Creators Directory

Petar Krstić

(PEE-tar KER-stich)

Birthplace: Belgrade, Serbia


Date born: June 16th, 1926

Date deceased: March 3rd, 1990

Education: University of Belgrade

(Петар Крстић)


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

Vogošća, BiH

Name: Memorial Ossuary to Fallen Fighters

Year: completed 1969

Bratunac, BiH


Name: Bratunac Memorial Park

Year: completed 1978

Yugoslav Works without profile pages:

Ilidža, BiH
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Name: Monument to the Revolution

Year: completed 1961

Location: N43°49'28.4", E18°18'19.0"

Han Pijesak, BiH
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Name: Mon. & Ossuary to Fallen Fighters

Year: completed 1958

Location: N44°04'59.7", E18°57'12.8"

Preslica, BiH
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Name: Mon. to the Ozren Partisan Detachment

Year: completed 1962

Location: N44°41'32.5", E18°08'11.7"

Turbe, BiH

Name: Partisan Memorial Tomb & Park

Year: completed 1974 [with Zlatko Ugljen]

Location: N44°14'28.3", E17°34'36.8"

Bosanski Brod, BiH
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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!

-Spomenici Info NOB entry: "Petar Krstić"

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