Branko Stankovic Lale



Branko Stankovic Lale



Birth Date



Bresnica, Yugoslavia (now Serbia)

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Biographical Text

Branko Stankovic Lale was born in 1915 in the village of Bresnica near Cacak, and spent his youth in Sabac. From 1932-1936 he studied painting and fine arts at the Art School in Belgrade, and until 1939 he continued painting under Ivan Radović and Nikola Bešević, and studied sculpture with Simeon Roksandić.

He worked for some time as a professor of fine arts in Pozarevac, Knjazevac and Belgrade, and then as a secretary of ULUS (Association of Visual Artists of Serbia) advocating for modern art in Serbia.

Stankovic shows a strong post-impressionist influence in his work, with an emphasis on colour and the effects of light. He painted mainly landscapes, interiors and still lifes. He depicted the coastal cities of Europe and America, an example of which is the Tyler Collection’s 1972 painting ‘Shore near Dubrovnik’. A major project involved a cycle of paintings made during the construction of the first Djerdap hydroelectric power plant on the Danube.

 He exhibited in many group exhibitions in major centres of Yugoslavia and abroad, and produced more than 30 solo exhibitions. He received the Award of the Association of Visual Artists of Serbia in 1966, as well as the Plaque of the Belgrade City Assembly in 1969.

Stankovic died in Belgrade in 1989.



“Branko Stankovic Lale,” Tyler Collection of Romanian and Modern Art: University of Tasmania, accessed October 26, 2021,