Marko Ristic was the leader and chief ideologist of Serbian surrealism. He was born on June 20, 1902 in Belgrade, where he died on 20 July 1984. He was a Yugoslav ambassador in France from 1945 to 1948, and then President of the Commission for Cultural Relations with Foreign Countries. He was also a member of the Yugoslav Academy of Sciences and Arts and the Federation Council.
He was buried in the Avenue of Honor at the New Cemetery in Belgrade.