Vladimir Prodanovich Yugoslavian, b. 1952

Vladimir was born in Belgrade Yugoslavia in 1952 and began his artistic career at the age of seven. As a young boy Vladimir attended a local art show and entered a contest and won third prize. At the age of 13 he was invited to be an apprentice to a noted Yugoslavian artist where, for the next 10 years later and Vladimir learn to hone his artistic skills. In 1983 at the age of 31, Vladimir boarded an airplane for “the promised land of America” with $300 in his pocket. His first home was in Philadelphia where he painted cars, homes and billboards, while still finding the time to paint on his own and learn English. Three years later Vladimir drove west to California where he lived for the next 27 years and established himself as a serious artist. His artwork, described as neo-expressionist, is highly textured and vibrant. Composition and form can vary wildly but are all executed with mastery. Vladimir has many collectors worldwide. He is also known for his philanthropy, every year donating paintings to various organizations to raise money for charities. For his efforts he was awarded the prestigious Ellis Island medal of honor in New York City in 2011. Currently, Vladimir Prodanovich's art studio is in Florida, USA, where he has transformed a public park with 2 large sculptures of the female form. He also has public art in The Holocaust Museum (Cathedral City), paintings and sculptures in The Desert Aids Project (Palm Springs). Some recipients of his generosity include: Habitat for Humanity, Larry King Cardiac Foundation, Chabad Jewish Center, Laguna Beach Presbyterian Church, Kabalah Center (LA) to name a few. As an artist Vladimir is very prolific. His lifestyle is that of a true artist living and working in his studio, painting all hours of the day or night and living to create.