This uncommon catalogue with text in Polish was made for the exhibition of art of Yugoslavian nations in Warsaw in 1948, three years after the end of WWII. Exhibited were works by the 19th century artists such as Konstantin Danil and Lovro Jansa, as well as by the artists active during WWII in the underground Partisan movement (Božidar Jakac, Edo Murtic) or even in concentration camps (Božidar Pengov).
This first exhibition of all Yugoslav artists after WW II in Poland was supposed to reinforce the post-war pan-Slavic connections, a movement which started forming in 19th century. Unfortunately in the same month, as the exhibition was taking place, the Yugoslav president Tito, had a dispute with Stalin, resulting a complete break-up of all Yugoslav connections with other Communist countries. This catalogue comes from a library of Slovenian artist Božidar Jakac, who was also exhibiting at the show.
Jakac was one of the most famous Yugoslav artists of the 20th century. During WW II he was active as artist in the Partisan army and produced most famous portrait of Tito.