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Modern Primitives: Masters of Naive Painting

By: Bihalji-Merin, Oto

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams, Inc.: 1959

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2199945

Condition: Good


First edition. Cloth boards faintly toned. Large tear across front and rear of jacket, chip to jacket front. 1959 Hard Cover. 290 pp. Oto Bihalji-Merin was an acclaimed Yugoslav and Serbian writer, art historian, painter and art critic. In the aftermath of World War II, when art circles in Yugoslavia were pressured to adopt the socialist realism state-approved policies of the Soviet Union, Bihalji-Merin used his influence to defend modernist and naïve art styles. For this reason he is thought to have been instrumental in Yugoslavia's departure from the Soviet-style populist and heavily politi... View more info