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History of gallery

History of gallery

The International Portrait Gallery of Tuzla started through a donation made by artists from former Yugoslavia in 1964. Its professional interest is focused on studying, presentations and increasing the prestige of fine arts, mostly in the field of portrait.

Over the last three decades the Gallery emerged as a fine arts institution of considerable importance organizing review exhibitions of contemporary portraits and retrospective exhibitions of the most famous artists from Bosnia and Herzegovina. The Portrait Gallery also organizes the well-known exhibition “Tuzlanski salon 2x13”, as well as exhibitions of works by young artists in the Gallery Club. The Gallery expanded the range of its activities by creating the first biennial festival of drawings and graphics INTERBIFEP, an international event taking place in Bosnia and Herzegovina and one of the four of this kind in former Yugoslavia.

Thanks to its regular and part-time activities the Gallery has gathered several valuable collections. Each of the collections represents a cultural treasure for the Gallery and the country, making it unique as regards cultural inheritage.
By relying on the tradition of this region of Bosnia and Herzegovina, which is a breeding-ground for fine arts, the Gallery has gathered:
A COLLECTION OF XIXth AND XXth CENTURIES CONTEMPORARY PORTRAIT
A COLLECTION OF DRAWINGS, WATER COLOURS, TEMPERAS AND OIL PAINTINGS MADE BY ISMET MUJEZINOVIĆ
A COLLECTION OF DRAWINGS, GRAPHICS AND OIL PAINTINGS MADE BY ADELA BEHR VUKIĆ
THE JAMES HAIM PINTO LEGACY COLLECTION
AN INTERNATIONAL COLLECTION OF PORTRAITS, DRAWINGS AND GRAPHICS
A GENERAL COLLECTION
THE COLLECTION “TITO IN THE PAINTER’S WORKS”
A COLLECTION OF KASEL SCHOOL

By expanding its activity towards various aspects of fine arts the Gallery has so far introduced several forms of exhibitions such as:
CONTEMPORARY PORTRAIT QUADRENNIAL
TUZLANSKI SALON 13
TUZLANSKI SALON 2x13
INTERBIFEP
THE GALLERY CLUB
THE INTERNATIONAL STUDIO ISMET MUJEZINOVIĆ
TUZLA ARTISTS RETROSPECTS
DAYS OF MURALS IN TUZLA

The Gallery also dedicates itself to publishing, for example issuing the monograph ISMET MUJEZINOVIĆ in Bosnian and English is certainly a remarkable publishing feat. It also issued local artists' monographs, an art map TUZLA NEKAD (Tuzla once), catalogues of review exhibitions, portrait quadrennials, international festival of portraits - drawings and graphics, monographic catalogues of the SALON 13 and TUZLANSKI SALON 2x13, as well as the monograph Zlatko Ugljen.

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Opening Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00am - 3:00pm, Saturday 9:00am - 1:00pm.
Tel/fax: +387 35 252 002
Gsm: +387 61 185 733
galerijaportretatuzla@gmail.com interbifep@gmail.com

International studio Ismet Mujezinović