December 5, 2023



‘An act of kindness’: Long-lost Yugoslav artworks returned to Bosnia by a Serbian collector


By Aleksandar Brezar

A collection of artworks by a distinguished Yugoslav artist – lost in a northwestern Serbian town for 30 years after being looted during the war in Bosnia — has been returned.

The man who came across them in the 1990s recently decided to return them to the museum in Jajce where they had been stolen at the peak of the conflict.

In 1993, Stojan Matić, an art collector from Kovin, purchased more than 30 portraits of Yugoslav Partisan leaders and World War II fighters at a flea market in Vienna.

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