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Eyes That Were Looking Inwards: On the occasion of the 80th anniversary of tragic death of the biggest Serbian painter of the modern art period, Sava Šumanović (1896 — 1942).

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This article is about the life of painter Sava Šumanović, who was executed 80 years ago (on 30 August 1942) at the Orthodox cemetery in Sremska Mitrovica, together with 120 other citizens of Šid, the city in which he spent his most important formative years. His body was never found to be burried. Šumanović is one of the most publically known victims of the Ustashe regime of the WWII in Yugoslavia. This paper does not discuss Šumanović's artistic contribution but rather the social and political context in which he worked and circumstances that led to his tragic death by brutal execution in front of a firing squad. Paintings and other Šumanović's works are today available in cities that had been connected to him through his life: in Paris (in which he lived on three occasions), Zagreb (in which he studied), Belgrade (the place of his last exhibition, just before the beginning of the war in 1941), Novi Sad (Pavle Beljanski Collection of Arts) and in Šid – where he was most productive as painter. His works were donated to Sava Šumanović Gallery in Šid, through donation by his mother, Persida Šumanović. This article is based on original sources such as Šumanović's personal letters, available from Milan Vereš's personal collection, as well as interviews, newspaper and TV archives, memoirs and biographies of Sava Šumanović.

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Sava Šumanović, Second World War, Independent State of Croatia, Ustashe, Civilian victims of the WWII, Paintings, Šid

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