Born in 1933 in Yugoslavia, Alexander Tschernjawski resides and works in Boston, USA. He is adept at illustrating modern urban scenery and portraiture, among which his black-and-white woodblock printings and ink drawings are also well-liked. Tschernjawski’s scenery paintings have a solid composition, usually forming the subjects with a large number of black lines, strongly contrasting red-orange warm hue to emphasize key visual elements. Self-portraiture is a classic subject matter for the artist. His character is slim in a painter’s suit, either holding a paintbrush or a cigarette, creating an apathetic, decadent atmosphere and reflecting a spirit inherited from the artistic style in the early 20th century Western Europe.