Figure of Djura Jaksic

The sculpture of the Serbian poet Djura Jaksic (1832-1878) is located in the Danube Park. It is the work of the Yugoslav sculptor Jovan Soldatovic. It is made of bronze and is 175cm high. It was set up on the pedestal of stone in the park in 1982.

Figura Đure Jakšića
Figura Đure Jakšića

Djura Jaksic is known as the greatest Serbian poet of the nineteenth century, but also as a painter. For a time he attended the Academy of Arts in Budapest. In Vienna, he continued to study painting, and then in Munich. In Serbia, he worked as a village teacher, teaches painting and was engaged in painting.
Djura Jaksic spent his artistic days in Skadarlija bars because he was a bohemian. In these places, grew his inspiration for writing and painting. Life had not caressed him, he lived in poverty, and the art was also his consolation and a way of earning.
In the Srpska Crnja, the place where he was born, there is an annual event dedicated to him and a prize is awarded every year for the best collection of poetry.

Figure of Djura Jaksic