Branko Lale Stanković was born on February 10, 1915 in the village of Bresnica near Čačak. He spent his childhood and youth in Šabac, where he completed elementary school and high school. He finished painting and art pedagogy at the Art School in Belgrade, and his teachers were Beta Vukanović, Ljuba Ivanović and Dragi Stojanović. He then improved his skills at an academic course with Ivan Radović and Nikola Bešević, and studied sculpture with Simeon Roksandić.
He was a professor of fine arts in Požarevac, Knjaževac and Belgrade. He participated in several group exhibitions in all major cities of Yugoslavia, and he also organized more than 30 solo exhibitions.
He worked for some time as a professor, and then as secretary of ULUS for the affirmation of modern art in Yugoslavia. He exhibited at many collective exhibitions in almost all important centers in the country and the world. He is the winner of the ULUS award and the Plaque of the Belgrade City Assembly. In 1969, he presented Kladov with 65 paintings, and in 1970, he bequeathed Šabac a bequest of 77 paintings.
The main motifs of his painting are interiors and less often portraits. His paintings depicting the landscapes of the coastal cities of Europe and America are also well known, as well as a cycle of paintings depicting the construction of the Djerdap hydropower plant. Post-impressionist influence with an emphasis on color is noticeable in his paintings. The writer Momo Kapor also studied painting with Branko Stanković
Branko Lale Stranković died in Belgrade on August 24, 1989.
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