Jovan Obican (French, 1918–1986) was a French painter and lithographer best known for his depictions of folklore and traditional costumes rendered in a playful, childlike style. He often used bright colors and black outlines in his renderings of figures and animals, giving his work an illustration-like quality. The art style is a unique one. It is a conglomerate of tradition, history, legends, hero tails, epics, old customs and a derivation of folklore. It is a self-standing style, recognizable, cheerful, whimsical and a happy creation.