Kosara K. Cvetković

Name Kosara K. Cvetković
Date of birth 1867
Date of death 1953
Country Serbia
Language Russian and Serbian
Web address <a href="/en/authors/kosara-k-cvetkovic?rel=external"><a href="http://www.cacak-dis.rs/programi/iz-sadrzaja-17-glasa-biblioteke/attachment/kosara/">http://www.cacak-dis.rs/programi/iz-sadrzaja-17-glasa-biblioteke/attachment/kosara/</a></a>, <a href="/en/authors/kosara-k-cvetkovic?rel=external"><a href="http://resources.huygens.knaw.nl/womenwriters/vre/persons/013796e0-ffae-4681-99e5-50d16471d79b#prevnext=1">http://resources.huygens.knaw.nl/womenwriters/vre/persons/013796e0-ffae-4681-99e5-50d16471d79b#prevnext=1</a></a>, and <a href="/en/authors/kosara-k-cvetkovic?rel=external"><a href="https://sr.wikipedia.org/sr-el/%D0%9A%D0%BE%D1%81%D0%B0%D1%80%D0%B0_%D0%A6%D0%B2%D0%B5%D1%82%D0%BA%D0%BE%D0%B2%D0%B8%D1%9B">https://sr.wikipedia.org/sr-el/%D0%9A%D0%BE%D1%81%D0%B0%D1%80%D0%B0_%D0%A6%D0%B2%D0%B5%D1%82%D0%BA%D0%BE%D0%B2%D0%B8%D1%9B</a></a>

About her personal situation

Kosara Cvetković was born in Gornji Milanovac in 1867. She finished Higher School for Women in Belgrade successfully, and although she was able to remain an assistant in that school, she decided to the leave for the countryside. After several years, she came first to Kragujevac, and then to Belgrade as a teacher of the Higher School for Women. She taught geography and drawing, and then devoted exclusively to drawing. As an engineer, she had been doing this hard work for many years.


Information about Kosara K. Cvetković taken from the work of Olivera Nedeljković Kosara K. Cvetković - Život preveden u knjige (eng. Kosara K. Cvetković - Life Converted to Books)

Place of birth Gornji Milanovac
Place(s) of residence Serbia
Nationality srpska
Marital status Single
Social class Upper class
Education University education

About her professional situation

In addition to many articles, essays, causeries, and poems in all of the more respected magazines of that time, she was among the first women writers to engage in literature for children in our country. She sent articles and drawings for "Neven". In 1907 she published a collection of short stories "Pripovetke za dečake i devojčice" (eng. "Short Stories for Boys and Girls") translated from Russian. She also published another collection under the same title in 1911. Both books were accepted among students as their favorite reading. The main characteristic of her work as a teacher and a writer is sophisticated aestheticism. She had evocative feelings for everything that is beautiful and cultural, which is also recognized in her art of painting. When the play of Mod Alan, performed in Belgrade in 1906, found only negative criticism in our newspapers, Cvetković wrote in Štampa: "A sophisticated representation of Miss Alan's play, which is an expression of the real interest in the new branch of art."

She wrote a report on the fiftieth anniversary of the Higher School for Women in Belgrade (1863-1913) based on the archive of the school and various reports from other schools.


Maga Magazinović, "Srpkinja", Irig: Dobrotvorna zadruga Srpkinja, 1913.


Author: Nena A. Vasojević

Profession(s) and other activities Painter, Teacher/governess, Writer of prose and novel, Translator, Writer for children, and Contributor to periodical press

Works written by this author


Articles and other similar texts



Reception during lifetime

Reception after death

Authors read by this author