Borivoj Dovniković

* 1930

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Borivoj Dovniković: life of an artist, WWII and the importance of freedom

Borivoj Dovniković
Borivoj Dovniković
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Borivoj Dovniković was born on the 12th of December 1930 in Osijek. He was an artist, animator, film director, caricaturist, and graphic designer, known under the artistic name of Bordo. During World War II, with the proclamation of NDH, because the starting of the persecution against Serbs, Borivoj and his father escaped to Serbia. After the escape, he spent the war years between Šabac and Belgrade, in refugee camps. He assisted to the arrival of Russian troops and partisans in Požarevac. After the end of the war, Borivoj enrolled to the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb and started his artistic career, being one of the key figures of Animated films and a caricaturist for the newspaper Kerempuh. He died in Zagreb on 8 of February 2022.