Miroslav Stojkovic – Miro
Miro was born in 1955 in Nova Varos – Serbia - Yugoslavia and spent his childhood years in the town of Krusevac, where he completed his formal education and decided to take up painting and drawing as an artist career on leaving school. He undertook many private art lessons in Belgrade to enter the Art Academy (University) and has met with the great masters of Yugoslavian post-war realism. After his first solo exhibition in Belgrade in May 1980 he left University and he has been a professional painter for the last 30 years.
Miro had his own business and art gallery on the Island Korcula- Croatia from 1984 until 1990. Always searching for inspiration and to develop his unique style of painting, he moved to London in 1991 living and working as a professional artist ever since.
Miro’s preferred technique, a skill which he has perfected, is working with oil using palette knives. He also uses acrylic, watercolour and pastels and particularly enjoys painting architecture such as old towns, buildings, castles and street scenes. Other subjects that he paints include seascapes, marine, figurative, female nudes, still life, scenic landscapes and abstract.
Miro has exhibited and sold originals in various London and UK galleries and from his studio.
His paintings have become highly sought after and he has exhibited his work at leading galleries in the UK, France, Germany, Greece and former Yugoslavia. His paintings are now sought after by art collectors worldwide.
Miro’s work is published by Rosenstiel’s (Felix Rosenstiel’s Widow and Son Ltd.).
In addition, other work by Miro has been published by Gibson, the leading USA postcard publisher and by Abacus UK publisher.