BIOGRAPHY

Dimitrije Popović was born on March 4th 1951 in Cetinje, Montenegro. In 1976 he graduated from the Academy of Arts in Zagreb. In 1974, while in Paris, he met Mr. Davrier, a Parisian art collector, who exhibited his work as part of his collection in 1978 at the gallery Alexander Braumüller, alongside artists such as Salvador Dali, Ernst Fuchs, Victor Brauner, Dado Đurić and Leonora Fini. In 1982, in Pforzheim, the galleries Liberta and Universal Fine Arts from Washington organized a joint exhibition of his graphics with Salvador Dali. That same year, a series of drawings Ommaggio a Leonardo is exhibited in Palazzo Sormani in Milan, marking the great jubilee "Leonardo a Milano - 1482 - 1982". Marking the 27th international art festival "Due mondi", the town of Spoleto, which hosts the festival, organized an exhibition of his pictures, drawings and graphics. In the year of the jubilee, marking two thousand years of Christianity, the series of work based on the Crucifixion Corpus Mysticum, was exhibited in Rome in Sant Andrea al Quirinale, Santa Maria del Popolo - l\'Agostiniana arte sacra conteporanea, and also in the Pantheon. He is one of fifteen artists, art critics and philosophers, (M. Botta, M. Cacciari, M. Paladino and P. Portghesi), that were invited to reply to "Pope John Paul II\'s Letter to the Artists". The replies were later published in the book "Artists respond to Pope John Paul II", printed by Sri spa - Milano, 2003.