Milan Đokić was a painter, icon painter, conservator and poet. For years, he visited monasteries, cleaned and copied frescoes. He discovered the lines and cuts of ancient scribes, found new, later drawings, interpreted for himself and his notions the meanings and messages of the poor, rich and unhappy, strong and poor. His paintings are subtle lyrical songs about life, its nuances, full of scents and colours. He was born on October 22, 1937 in Čitluk, near Kruševac. He graduated from the Belgrade Academy of Fine Arts in 1960, in the class of Professor Nedeljko Gvozdenović. The following year, he exhibited at the Second October Salon in Belgrade as the youngest participant. He received his master’s degree in 1962 from the same faculty. He spent most of his life in Kraljevo, as a conservator of the Institute for the Protection of Cultural Monuments. He was one of the founders of the Association of Fine Artists of Kraljevo, the Literary Club of Kraljevo and the Haiku Club of Kraljevo. His house in Pljakina Street was not only a place where he lived, but also an open studio in which the social life of an artistic environment took place. He died in Kraljevo in 2018.

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