Petar Meseldzija

Petar Meseldžija was born in Novi Sad, Serbia, in 1965. He began his career in 1981, publishing the comic strip "Krampi." This was followed by his work on Tarzan. He graduated from the Academy of Arts in Novi Sad. In 1991 he illustrated his first book Peter Enkorak. At the end of 1991 he moved to the Netherlands. Soon after, he stopped working on comics and dedicated himself to illustration and painting. During the 1990s he painted 120 posters and greeting cards for a Holland publisher. He did illustrations for King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table.

He held his first solo exhibition of illustrations and paintings in 1998 in Amsterdam. Petar is the recipient of the “Art Show Judges Choice Award” - 59th World Science Fiction Convention, and two Silver Awards and a Gold Award from Spectrum. From 2000 he has dedicated himself to gallery art. His original work can be found in the private collections in Serbia, the Netherlands, Germany and the U.S. He painted 10 book covers for books of children's fantasy literature for Scholastic. He illustrated the Serbian folk tale “Real Trouble Cannot Be Hidden."