Petar Pismestrovic was born in Sremska Mitrovica, former Yugoslavia in
1951. After the school graduation he studied political science in Zagreb,
and since 1970 he works as professional cartoonist.
Aside of his work for 40 newspapers and magazines, he organised 25 exhibitions
of his own works in former Yugoslavia, took part in numerous cartoon exhibitions
and festivals worldwide and won five first prizes, twice in Tolentino
(Italy), Deva (Romania), Zagreb (Croatia), Belgrade (Serbia) as well as
the second Prize in Seoul (Korea), the "Excellence Prize" in
Tokyo (Japan) and the Special Prize in Istanbul (Turkey).
One of the founding members of the croatian cartoonists association (HDK).
Pismestrovic works for Kleine Zeitung (Austria) since 1992. His works
have been published in magazines and newspapers such as Nebelspalter (Switzerland),
Courrier International (France), New York Times (USA), International Herald
Tribune (France) , Cicero(Germany).
Cartoon exhibitions in Klagenfurt (1992, 2000), Feldkirchen (1994), Ferndorf
(1997), Tainach (1998) , Köflach and St.Veit a.G. (2007). Aside of
three books with hs own cartoons, his works have been published in various
other books such as "The Finest International Cartoons Of Our Time"
(USA), Marylin in Art, Madonna in Art ( Great Britain), "The Big
Book of Bush" (USA), "The best Political Cartoons of the year
2007" (USA), "Politik für das dritte Jahrtausend - Festschrift
fur Alois Mock zum 60. Geburtstag", "Hohles Haus - Zitate aus
Nationalratssitzungen der letzten zehn Jahre", "Zukunft denken
-Festschrift für Wolgang Schüssel" ( all Austria) „Eurospott“(Germany).
He also made illustrations for various books, Posters, Record covers
and mascots. Pismestrovic is austrian citizen since 1996.