Pavle "Paja" Jovanović lived between 16 June 1859 – 30 November 1957. He was one of Serbia’s most acclaimed Realist painters. Jovanovic is perhaps best known for his early works using ordinary people during ″oriental cycles″, and his detailed dramatic realism in everyday scenes. He is considered one of Serbia's greatest “orientalist” painters. His most significant works are: The Wounded Montenegrin (1882), Decorating of the Bride (1886) and Migration of the Serbs (1896).