Bogdanić, Peruško, Croatian sculptor (Stari Grad on Hvar, 1949).
He graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb in 1976 (Vjekoslav Rukljač), where he taught from 1995 and from 2007 as a full professor, he was dean from 2012 to 2014. Since 1996 he has been a mentor, and since 2002 the artistic director of the Montraker International Student Sculpture School in Vrsar. Joining postmodernist movements, he created an opus mainly in wood (Corto Maltese, 1987; Virgil's Candle, 1990) and stone (Holy Grail, 1994; Sword of King Arthur and Parsifal, 1995), in which, summarizing the form in search of a mythical prototype , "Totem form", added to the late modernist primary, pure form, giving it symbolic features, often from historical and mythological sources, but without narrative details close to postmodern. Confronting the constructivist approach with associative, organic forms, he opened new avenues for sculptural reflections at the end of the 20th century (cycle Shah mat lak, 2010). He has exhibited in solo (Hvar, Zagreb, Ljubljana, Minneapolis, Dubrovnik, Berlin, Detroit, Rovinj, Split, Vienna, Rijeka, Klanjec, Skopje) and group exhibitions (Second Sculpture, Zagreb, 1981) and was awarded at the Salon of Youth (Zagreb, 1982), the Biennial of Small Sculpture (Murska Sobota, 1989), the Triennial of Croatian Sculpture (Zagreb, 1991), the Biennial of Sculpture (Budapest, 1992) and the Croatian Triennial of Drawing (Zagreb, 1996). Participated in many sculptural symposia and competitions for public sculpture and performed sculptures in Sisak (Without Riders, Sisak Ironworks Sculpture Park, 1983, and Monument to the Fallen Croatian Veterans, 1999), Zagreb (Return of the Barbarians, City of Youth, 1986), Kostanjevica na Krki (Venice, 1988), Edinburgh (The Face of the Lost Battle, 1989), Labin (Cheops' Dream, 1989, and The Journey of the Barbarians, The White Road, 2001) and Poreč (The First Heretic, 1995, and The Rain Statue, 2006) . His works can be found in the Modern Gallery and the Glyptotheque of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts in Zagreb. (Source: www.enciklopedija.hr)