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Dr Jovan Kujačić and Vjera Kujačić,
Dado’s grandfather and mother.
Miodrag Djuric, known as Dado, is born on October 4, 1933 at Cetinje, Montenegro (Yugoslavia).
1944Death of his mother. Taken in by his uncle, a painter, he lives in Ljubljana, Slovenia, a baroque city once in the Old Auﬆro-Hungarian Empire.
1952Dado ﬆudies at the School of Fine Art in Herceg Novi (Montenegro) before entering the School of Fine Art in Belgrade where he follows courses in painting by Marko Čelebonović, who encourages him in his work.
1956Firﬆ exhibition at the Salon in Rijeka (Croatia) together with French artiﬆs. Marko Čelebonović helps him leave for Paris on Auguﬆ 15. Shortly afterwards, Dado works in Gérard Patris litho workshop where he meets Jean Dubuﬀet and Roberto Matta.
1958James Speyer buys a ﬁrﬆ painting from him. Kalinowski and Dubuﬀet arrange for him to meet Daniel Cordier who will become his dealer. Firﬆ solo show at Daniel Cordier’s gallery. He leaves Paris to settle in a former cinema in Courcelles-les-Gisors where devotes himself solely to painting and drawing. He meets Jacques Dauchez, Jean Dewasne, François de Liencourt and Bernard Réquichot whose close friend he becomes.