Serbian artist Vladimir Prodanovich, born in Belgrade, Yugoslavia (1952) began his artistic career at age 7. As a young boy Vladimir attended a local art show and entered a contest and won third prize. At the age of 13 he was invited to be an apprentice to a noted Yugoslavian artist where, for the next 1o years, Vladimir learned to hone his artistic skills. In 1983 at the age of 31, Vladimir boarded an airplane for “the promised land of America” with $300 in his pocket. His first home was in Philadelphia were he painted cars, homes and billboards, while still finding the time to paint on his own and learn English. Three years later Vladimir drove west to California where he lived for the next 27 years and established himself as a serious artist. His artwork, described as neo-expressionist, is highly textured and vibrant. Composition and form can vary widely but are all executed with mastery.