Painter Zdravko Mandić died

Academic painter Zdravko Mandić, whose works mostly relate to our City, has died this morning in Novi Sad at the age of 77. 
Mandić was born in 1935.  in Strigovi, in Potkozarje, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
He finished the Academy of Fine Arts in Belgrade, in the class of prof. Zoran Petrović, and he achieved his M.A. degree in the class of  prof. Milo Milunović, back in 1965.
He was a member of the Association of Artists of Serbia (ULUS) since 1963., Director of the Contemporary Gallery  in Zrenjanin for many years and the founder of the Art Colony "Ečka".
He had more than 150 individual exhibitions and he participated in more than 550 collective exhibitions in the country and abroad. He  is  particularly famous for  his "foggy" aquarelle  which  is so recognizable for  him.
He won many awards, and the most important one is Masarik award in Prague, the Great Award at Biennale of Yugoslav Aquarelle in Karlovac and  the Award at  the Thirteen  Cetinje  Exhibition..