Pop Iliev Jordan

Skopie, Macedonia

Cartoonist

I’m born in 1940. Graduated from the Faculty of Philosophy – major – Pedagogy with History of Arts. The cartoon was my interest from my early childhood but I began to be active in 1969. In former Yugoslavia
I was a regular contributor in “Pavliha”- Ljubljana, “Borba”, “Expres-Politika” and “Jez”- Belgrade, “Oslobodjenje”- Sarajevo and many others.
I’m one of the founders of the Association of the cartoonists of the Republic of Macedonia and its first secretary since 1981, initiator and organizer of the first Macedonian exhibitions abroad-Legnitza- Poland 1980. I also had my own show in Amsterdam 1984, Trento 1989, in Skopje and some other towns in Macedonia.
I’m author of the book of cartoons “Horns” in 1977.
In 1990 the festival “Andromeda” in Trento – Italy included me in the choice of several authors from the world for the exhibition throughout Italy, entitled as “Apartheid” for which I published a book. My cartoons are represented in many cartoon museums in the world such as: Tolentino, Trento, Teheran, Gabrovo, Berlin, Istambul, Mexico, Warshaw, Montreal, Rio de Janeiro and others.
I’m illustrator of several textbooks for primary and secondary education in the Republic of Macedonia.
The festival Knoke in Belgium, many times chose my cartoons for calendars and other advertising materials.
I was regular collaborator for the well known humorous and satirical magazine “Mebeshpalter” in Swizerland and regular collaborator and author of the daily cartoon “Black on White in Colour” of the most circular newspaper in that time in Macedonia -“Vecher”.
At present I’m regular collaborator for the satirical magazine “Osten” – Skopje and the daily newspaper “Dnevnik”.

I live and work in Skopje.
International Awards Acknowledgments Art Festivals
Skopje – World Gallery : 1975, 1979, 1981, 1983, 2000
“Nasredin Odja” – Turkey : 1977, 1989, 1993, 1995, 1996, 1999
Montreal – Canada : 1980
Pistoja – Italy : 1979
Pescara – Italy : 1980, 1982
Tolentino – Italy : 1981, 1983
Kragujevac – Yugoslavia : 1981
Montecatini – Italy : 1982
Duisburg – Germany : 1983, 1986
Beringen – Belgium : 1984
Ancona – Italy : 1985
Gabrovo – Bulgaria : 1987
Istanbul – Turkey : 1987, 1996
Trento – Italy : 1988
Bosh – Belgium : 1990
Zaporozie – Ucraine : 1991
Knoke – Belgium : 1991
Kune – Italy : 1991
Amsterdam – Holland : 1991
Foligno – Italy : 1993
Kazan – Tataria : 1994
Sao Paolo – Brazil : 1994
Bratislava – Slovakia : 1994
Essen – Germany : 1997
Ancara – Turkey : 2000
Haifa – Israel : 2000
Celje – Slovenia : 2001

From the former Yugoslav Republics and in Macedonia I got the following awards :
– The award “Ikar” at the aviation cartoon Zemun 1977
– A charter of “Jez” – Belgrade for an exeptional author’s collaboration in 1985
– An award from the Association of cartoonists of Macedonia for the best cartoon in 1984
– A labour medal (for cartoon) by the Presidency of Yugoslavia, 1986
– First prize in Imotski, at the Yugoslav competition for cartoons, entitled “agriculture”, 1989
– Kopaonik – Yugoslavia – an award for ecological cartoon, 1990
From the year 2000, I don’t count the awards any more, probably there are about 150 various awards from many world’s exhibitions


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