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Dusan Dzamonja

Dušan Džamonja

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Džamonja draws primarily in chalk and uses the technique of washed ink; however, Džamonja leaned towards sculpture, early on. He has used many materials, from bronze and iron to wood, glass, concrete and polyester in his sculptures.

"He developed new ways of using traditional materials; he reconciled the intractability of metal to the fluidity and animation of nature; and , without resorting to narrative, he imbued his architectural monuments with the sensation of human presence…" Jasia Reinchard

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Dušan Džamonja (Macedonian: Душан Џамоња, pronounced [duʃan dʒamɔɲa]; 31 January 1928 – 14 January 2009) was a contemporary Croatian sculptor of Macedonian ancestry.

Džamonja draws primarily in chalk and uses the technique of washed ink; however, Džamonja leaned towards sculpture, early on. He has used many materials, from bronze and iron to wood, glass, concrete and polyester in his sculptures.

"He developed new ways of using traditional materials; he reconciled the intractability of metal to the fluidity and animation of nature; and , without resorting to narrative, he imbued his architectural monuments with the sensation of human presence…" Jasia Reinchard

His works are in numerous public and private collections, museums and galleries in the country and abroad. However, his most notable works are:

He has designed many monumental memorial complexes. These include:

Designed a number of monuments to the Partisans and victims of concentration camps, most notably the Memorial Ossuary at Barletta, near Ban (completed 1970) and the Monument to the Battle of Kozara (completed 1972).

He was a recipient of numerous awards and is an academician with both Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts and Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts. Below is a list of his awards:

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