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Paintings of Kosta Hakman depict the life of a Bosnian refugee living in Yugoslavia. His style of painting is reminiscent of the classical style of Italian painters, and his work is often based on traditional subjects. Many of his works have been reproduced in galleries in the United States, but you can find many of his works at a local museum. Regardless of where you buy his paintings, you're sure to find something to delight your eyes.

Born in Bosanska Krupa, Sarajevo, Kosta Hakman was the son of Bosnian Serbs and Polish Catholic immigrants. His parents were both religious, and his baptism was in the Serbian Orthodox tradition. He joined the Young Bosnia movement in 1914 and was arrested by the Austro-Hungarian occupying forces. During the war, Hakman was arrested and imprisoned by the Austro-Hungarians. He later completed his Grammar School and began his painting studies in Krakow, where he studied under the famous artist Edward Steichen. He married Bosa Pavlovic, and the couple lived in Opatija until his death in 1961.

During the war, Hakman was interned in Germany, and spent six months in prison. During the next few years, Hakman exhibited regularly in both home and abroad, and had two solo exhibitions. After the war, he returned to Belgrade to teach at the Academy of Visual Arts. He retired from teaching in 1958, but he still found time to take part in the VI Yugoslav Exhibition in Novi Sad. He later became an associate professor at the Academy of Fine Arts in Belgrade and continued to paint. His efforts were rewarded with positive reviews and recognition from critics.

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