Milenko Kosanović (1948), our excellent cartoonist and illustrator, holder of numerous awards and recognitions, among whom is the Honorary Citizen of Subotica, passed away last night after a short illness. The funeral will be on Tuesday at the cemetery in Bajmok, Rata, at 1:30 p.m. The time of the commemoration will be announced later.
Milenko Kosanović was born in Bajmok, where he spent his entire life. He was a member of the Association of Fine Artists of Applied Arts and Designers of Serbia with the status of "Distinguished Artist". He is the winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award. As a professional cartoonist-illustrator, he collaborated in many newspapers and magazines in the former Yugoslavia, as well as in some foreign editions such as the Canadian "Artizans", the English "Cartonshtock" and the French "EGE". It was presented in the Encyclopedia "Two Centuries of Journalism in Serbia", "Who's Who in Our Humor, Satire and Caricature", "Hedgehog's Almanac" ... He also illustrated several books.
He is the winner of the highest domestic award for the newspaper caricature "Golden Pierre" awarded by Večernje novosti, and he has been awarded for his work in the country and abroad. He is also the winner of the Honorary Citizen of Subotica award, which was presented to him in 2014.
He retired from the editorial office of "Suboticke novine", with which he cooperated until the last day.
On Friday, we laughed and imagined for the umpteenth time watching his caricature in the city weekly, and this morning the sad news of his death arrived. Kosanović left an indelible mark in the journalistic and social life of the city. With his advice, kind words, well-intentioned criticism, and the inevitable recognizable smile, he always helped his younger colleagues to stay and survive on the uncertain journalistic path.
The funeral will take place on Tuesday at the cemetery in Bajmok, Rata, at 1:30 p.m., and the time of the commemoration will be announced later.
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