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National Museum, Belgrade, 1994.

Miodrag Mica Popovic was born in Loznica on June 12th, 1923. His first exhibition was in 1940, as part of the 13th Autumn Exhibtion of Belgrade Artists, in the "Cvijeta Zuzoric" gallery. At that time, he was a seventh grade student at an all-boys high school. He enrolled at the Academy of Sciences and Arts in 1946 (in the class of prof. Ivan Tabakovic). In the spring of 1947, together with Vera Bozickovic, Kosom Boksan, Ljubinka Jovanovic, Milorad Bata Mihailovic, Petar Omcikus, and Mile Andrejevic, he organized an artists' communal living experiment in Zadar, because of which he was expelled from the Academy.

mica_exhibition.jpg His first solo exhibition was at the "Cvijeta Zuzoric" gallery. In the foreword to the exhibition catalog he explained his views on the freedom of expression. He lived in Paris between 1951 and 1954. In 1956, he became a member of the society of Serbian artists "Lada." He became an associate member of the Serbian Academy of Science and Art in 1978, and a full member in 1984. He lived in New York between 1980 and 1982, and taught art there.

 

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