Born in Senje, Yugoslavia, in 1923, Bogdanovic studied Art and Architecture at Belgrade University and then immigrated to New York in 1957, at the age of 34. While making a living as an illustrator for a manufacturing company, he painted the seasonal beauty of New York City in oil and watercolor. His heart’s desire was also to capture the picturesque countryside of upstate New York where he discovered the quaint town of Warwick, satisfying his need to be close to New York City for the artists market and the serene subject matter he loved to paint.
Bogdanovic’s work consists of varied subjects, primarily of breathtaking landscapes dotted with people from New York City, Warwick, and neighboring Sussex County. “I paint everything,” he says, but not abstractions, as he prefers his art to be recognizable; “it’s an amazing experience to watch a painting reveal itself, be it on paper or canvas.” Enduring long hours in snow and ice, he enjoys painting on location, rarely using photographs unless he has taken them himself. Bogdanovic compares his profession to being a hunter, searching for the ideas worth talking about. His choices have been the right ones - enabling him to take many painting honors throughout his long career.
Elected Member, Jury, and Judge of:
American Watercolor Society (also elected to Board of Directors)
Allied Artists of America, Honorary Member
Southwestern Watercolor Society, Honorary Member
Who’s Who in American Art
Who’s Who International (printed in London, England)
Official Artist for the US Navy