‘Radakovich: A Retrospective, Yugoslavia to Encinitas, 1939 to 1992’


Encinitas artists Svetozar and Ruth Clark Radakovich are the focus of an exhibit celebrating their paintings at the Encinitas Library Gallery now through May 31.

An opening reception for “Radakovich: A Retrospective, Yugoslavia to Encinitas, 1939 to 1992” was held May 2 at the Gallery, with viewing of a trailer for the upcoming documentary, “Forging Love and Wearing Sculpture.” A panel discussion followed with artists and art experts James Hubbell, Arline Fisch, Dave Hampton, Jean Radakovich and Francine Filsinger. Live entertainment was provided by guitar duo Nina and Pablo Aganza.

The Radakoviches played an important role in the San Diego mid-century art community and in California’s Post-Modern Design era. These rarely exhibited paintings are a reflection of their time together in Europe early in their careers. Besides their paintings, the couple’s exquisite jewelry and sculpture, created in their Encinitas studio, was on exhibit at the reception.

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Photos by Jon Clark.