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Adamović Dubravko was born in Postojna in 1953.
He graduated in art from the Zagreb Academy of Visual Arts in the class of prof. Nikola Reiser in 1978.
He was a member of the Croatian Society of Visual Artists from 1983 to 2003.
He has received numerous awards, including the “The Fund for Culture of The Republic of Croatia” award in 1991
and the “Graphics cabinet of TheCroatian Academy of Visual Arts” award in 2002.
Ranko Ajdinović was born in Karlovac in 1983.
He graduated in 2019 at the Arthouse College of Visual Arts in Ljubljana.
He mostly creates abstract paintings using acrylic paints.
He has had multiple exhibition of various art pieces in galleries all over Croatia.
His works are currently in the possession of many well known collectors from Croatia, The USA, France…
Amalija Albaneže was born in 1988 in Zagreb.
She graduated from The School of Art and Design in 2008.
She studied painting at the Academy of Visual Arts in Zagreb in the class of Zoltan Novak.
She spent a semester abroad at the Academy of Art in Sofia through the Erazmus program.
She has participated in several art colonies and collaborative exhibitions.
She lives and works in Zagreb.
Ivan Andrašić was born on the 21st of December 1959. in Molve, where he attended elementary school, while graduating from high school in Đurđevac.
He graduated from Zagreb’s Institute of Philosophy in 1983. He’s been living and working from Koprivnica since 1988.
Starting to paint self-taught and from an early age in the manner of Croatian naive art, he had his first art show in 1971. In the beginning the main medium of expression for Ivan Andrašić was glass-painting and drawings of solid graphical clarity. Over time the docile landscape of the Molvan region purified into surrealistic clarity in which the meek region of Podravina assumed the sensual curves of females, while the female figures combined with the mild and eroticised landscape of Podravina.
Discovering a certain softness and spider-like airiness as an extraordinarily powerful expressive means led Andrašić irrevocably to revealing and accepting aquarel as a technique with which to spontaneously drift away from the recognizable Podravina manners to a sceneric painting in which the atmosphere fluctuates from academically correct notes to deeply personal impressions.
During the 80’s and 90’s he made several graphic maps and worked as an illustrator of books and poem collections from the Podravina authors.
Over a full four decades he participated in more than 300 group exhibitions around Europe, North America and Canada, while independently exhibiting on around 60 art shows.
He is a member of DNLUH and ZSUH.
Vladimir Vrljić Ankin was born in Garcin by Slavonski Brod in 1950.
He studied croatian language and literature, and philosophy at the College of Philosophy in Zagreb.
He started learning about painting in 1978. from professor Vilim Svećnjak, and went on his own after three years.
He has led around sixty solo exhibitions and participated in many collaborative exhibitions.
Antolčić Ivan was born in Komarevo in 1928.
He graduated from the Zagreb School of Applied Arts in 1953.
He worked in the Zagreb Croatian National Theater as painter and sculptor.
He is one of the most successful Croatian illustrators.
He was a member of HDLU and ULUPUH since 1961.
Antolčić Ivan passed away in Zagreb in 2019.
Artuković Lovro was born in Zagreb in 1959.
He graduated from The Zagreb Academy of Applied Arts, aged 24.
He moved to Berlin in 2001 where he still works as a free artist.
He has been the subject of two films:
Lukas Nola’s experimental film “Krađa” from 2004. and the 2008 Igor Mirković documentary “L.A. Nedovršeno”.
Zlatko Kauzlaric Atac, born 1945. in Koprivnica (Croatia) is a theatre director and painter.
1964. he completed high school and attending the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb.
1973. Atac became an assistant at the Academy, where he is still working.
Since the seventies, intensively engaged in stage design, costume, and has more than 130 performances till today.
1996. in Croatian National Theatre he appointed as a director, Ivan pl. Zajc’s opera “Rigoletto” that has received a number of awards and recognitions.
In his painting work presented on a series of collective and sixty one – man exhibitions at home and abroad, which also received a number of awards and recognitions.
Dubravka Babić was born in Zagreb. After the Grammar School, in 1969, she started studying Graphic Art at the Academy of Fine Arts (ALU) in Zagreb. She graduated in 1974 and took her M.A. degree, in the c1ass of prof. Albert Kinert, in 1976. Between 1984 and 1985, she was on a specialization in graphic art in Paris, with the scholarship granted by the French government.
Study visits: Italy, Austria, Great Britain, Hungary, Holland, France, Greece, Spain, Egypt, Jordan, Israel, China, USA.
Since 1972, she has had about a hundred one-man-shows and about 400 group exhibitions in the country and abroad.
She has taken part in many workshops and artistic events.
Her works are housed in museums, galleries and private collections worldwide.
Her biography is contained in hundreds of catalogues and journal and newspaper articles. The monograph Dubravka Babić by Vladimir Maleković was published in 1987 by GZH-Biblioteka Prizma.
She is a member of the Croatian Fine Arts Association (HDLU), the Fine Arts Commission, member of the Artistic Council of HDLU, President of the Fine Arts Works Commission of the City Education Administration, Culture and Science Office in Zagreb, member of the Museum and Gallery Commission of Croatia, President of the Croatian Fine Arts, Visual and Audiovisual Commission, member of the Commission for International Cooperation, member of the Scholarship Commissions, in the area of art, both for Croatia and Zagreb.
She started working and the ALU in 1985 - from 1987 as a lecturer, from 1991 as a reader, and from 1996 as a full-professor at the Graphics Department.
From 1989 till 1990, she was the director, from 1990 till 1992 the vice-dean and from 1995 till 1999 the dean at the ALU.
During Dubravka Babić‘s mandate, the Academy won the City of Zagreb Award.
Branko Bahunek was born 1935 in Zagreb, Croatia, the second of five children of Antun Bahunek, a noted painter.
Studied at Arts-and-crafts school in his native town.
Under Professor Šebalj’s mentorship commenced to find a particular manner of expression and to grow into a marked painter.
Since 1970 member of the Croatian Association of Visual Artists and is engaged in painting professionally.
Exhibited in 54 one-man shows and participated in about 370 group shows, almost all over the world. Won many recognitions and prizes in the country and abroad, among others 3rd prize (bronze medal) of the XVII Salon International Paris-Sud in 1976.
Branko Bahunek died in September 2005.
Baica Joško was born in Dubrovnik on the 12th of June, 1923.
He started painting in 1939, and had created around 160 paintings by the end of the war.
He graduated from Medical college in 1952.
He formed the Visual arts section of the Croatian medical assembly.
He was also a member of The Croatian Visual Arts Society of Zagreb.
He has had 51 solo exhibitions and many group exhibitions.
Baica Joško passed away on the 8th of September, 2010 in Zagreb.
Darko Bakliža was born in Krapina in 1958.
He graduated from the Zagreb Academy of Visual Arts in the class of prof. Đuro Seder.
He works as an assistant professor in the Academy.
He has made over 20 theater set constructions.
He also works as a writer and composer.
Ante Bakter is an artist from Ilok. He was born on 24th September 1970 in Backa Palanka.
He went to primary school and secondary school in Ilok, where he studied Art.
Bakter started painting, or, to put it another way, he started drawing at a very early stage in his life, during his school days. When he went to secondary school he used to draw portraits of his fellow-pupils and friends, as well as, drawing landscapes of Ilok and Danube.
During his stay in Germany (1992 - 1995) he tried painting with pastels and then he made transfer to landscape painting.
In the last 10 years he has been trying oil painting, what he has managed to accomplish.
Until now he has remained loyal to the oil technique on the canvass, because it has shown that he can release his artistic expression in the best possible way by using this technique, where he is allowed freedom of his strokes using a thick layer of colours and where he is also experimenting with the colouring.
So far, he has had 20 solo exhibitions and also including collective exhibitions, which were held in the Republic of Croatia and they were mostly of a humanitarian nature.
He gave and he is still giving a share of the proceeds from his solo exhibitions for the reconstruction of the vital infrastructure of his birth place, as well as, for the reconstruction of churches and convents.
He has been actively involved in many humanitarian actions.
On many occasions he has been involved in many activities raising aid.
He participated at many artist’s meetings - art colonies within Croatia, for instance : Starigrad- Paklenica(1997), Risnjak (1997), Tuheljske Toplice (1997), Opatija (1998), Karlovac(1998), Samobor( 1998), Vukovar(!998), Ilok (Art colony “Rabra” made a visit 1998), Pisarovina(1998), Krasic (1998), Ilok 2003, 2004) etc.
His paintings have been kept in many private collections in Croatia and other countries.
Ante Bakter has enriched the new gallery by permanently exhibiting his own paintings in Zlatar Bistrica, which was opened in the honour of the late Holy Father Ivan Paul II during his visit to Croatia.
He is a member of art associations: “Fortuna art” and Croatian Art Society in Zagreb.
He lives and works in Zagreb, where he is employed and he has been actively painting and has substantially expanded his knowledge in the field of Art. He has been studying, developing and researching in that field at many workshops and courses, as well as, at the private Academy in Split.
Miljenko Bengez was born in Zagreb, Croatia in 1954.
After courses at the Academy of fine Arts, Zagreb University , Miljenko travelled through Southern and Western Europe, and in 1985. returned to Zagreb to apprentice to Professor Vilim Svecnjak, the Croatian master.
He painted and exhibited with art association “Group 69” in Croatia and abroad.
His first one-man exhibition was in Ljubljana, Slovenia.
After one year in Florence, Italy, which he spent in “Campo del Restauro Lorenzo de Medici”, he left for the United States and exhibited his paintings at “Multiple Impressions Gallery” in New York for years.
In 1994. Miljenko´s first one-man exhibition at “S.E.Feinman Fine Arts” Gallery (also in SOHO, N.Y.) was very successful and was followed by equally successful one-man exhibition in 1995, 1996, 1997 and 1998. He had one-man exhibitions during the 1995-1998 period in Croatia -Zagreb, Dubrovnik, Varazdin, Punat, Komiza and Bjelovar, Rovinj, in Italy - Milano, Bologna, Ancona, Siena and Livorno and in USA - New York.
He is currently a member of the Croatia Artist Association and his paintings are in many private collections throughout Europe, Asia, USA and Latin America. His work can be seen in permanent exhibition in SOHO - New York, Singapore, Milan-Italy, Zagreb and Dubrovnik in Croatia.
Miljenko Bengez lives and works in Zagreb, Croatia.
Mersad Berber was born on 1 January 1940 in a westem Bosnian township of Bosanski Petrovac.
In 1963 he was in Ljubljana, completing his painting studies at the Academy of Fine Arts in the class of Maksim Sedej and attending his M.A. in the graphic arts with professor Riko Debenjak.
Fifteen years later, Berber himself received a teaching position at the Academy of Fine Arts in Sarajevo.
Since 1965 and his first one-man show at the City Gallery of Ljubljana, the career of this remarkable artist has been on sharp rise.
Today Berber, as one of the best known graphic artists in the world, who was also included in the Tate Gallery collection in 1984, makes the aesthetic and ethical identiry of his homeland known to the millions of people.
Nearly forty years of his artistic activity Berber spent as a true homo universalis n he has heen occupied with painting, graphic art, tapestry, illustrating and preparing bibliographic editions, graphic and poetic maps. His scenography and costume design come to life in theatres in Ljubljana, Zagreb, Sarajevo and Washington. In 1985 Berber finished Tempo Secondo, his own animated cartoon.
Since 1966 Mersad Berber has received more than fifty awards. Among many Intemational prizes it is inevitable to mention the Gold Medail and Honorary Diploma at the First International Exhihition of Graphic Art in Trieste, the first award at the 11th International Biennale in Sao Paolo, Honorary Prix at the 10th International Biennale of Graphic Art in Tokyo, the first award at the 7th Mediterranean Biennale in Alexandria, award of ICOM in Monte Carlo, the Krakow City award at the 4th International Biennale of graphic art and the Lalit Kala Academy Grand Prix at the 5th Indian Triennale in New Delhi.
Krakow Grand Prix in 1997, an Ostende exibition entitled “Between earth and heaven” and recent one “Artist of the ideal” in Verona, selected by famous art critic Edward Lucy Smith,just confirmed Berber as one of the most significant contemporary artists. Comprehensive monography studies of Mersad Berberis art were published by Mladinska knjiga, Ljubljana in 1980 and 1985, by Sol Intercontinental, Ljubljana in 1997 and by E&A Agency, Zagreb in 2000.
Berber Mersad died on 7 October 2012.
Anthony Bergam - Momin was born on the island Krapanj 1950. year.
The first one - man show set in 1971.
1975. the prof. Miljenko Jankovic started teach him painting in his studio in Šibenik.
1979. in Belgrade Anthony enters pedagogic academy - visual direction in the class of prof. Milun Mitrović and Anthony Gržetić.
Since 1995. lives and works in Germany in the city Ellwangen.
1999. he organize a project “Children photographers for children ill from cancer.”
2002. The Anthony Bergamo has gained the status of the artists of Germany.
Josip Biffel was born in Zagreb in 1933.
He graduated from The Academy of Visual Arts in Zagreb in 1959.
He painted the national monument of Bosnia and Herzegovina – The Franciscan Monastery and The Church of the Ascension of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Šćito.
His works can be found in various collections and museums across the world, including: The Zagreb Modern Gallery, The Zagreb Museum of Contemporary Art, The Varaždin City Museum, The Vatican Museum of Modern Art etc.
Josip Biffel passed away in Zagreb in 2018.
Charles Billich was born in Lovran on the 6th of September 1934. as Karlo Bilić.
Due to disagreements with the government he emigrated to Australia in 1956.
He studied art in Melbourne.
He shows a variety of motives in his paintings, such as portraits, ballet, architecture, theatre, religious motives…
He was the official artist for a large number of sport and cultural events such as Formula 1 in Melbourne 1996., the candidature of Beijing for the Olympic Games and the Olympic Games themselves in Beijing 2008.
His artistic talents were used by the olympic teams of USA and Australia on the Olympic Games in Atlanta, Sydney, Athens and Beijing.
He had art shows in New York, Beijing, Tokyo, Rome, Hong Kong, London, Moscow, Melbourne, Sydney, Zagreb, Lovran…
His paintings reside in museums and galleries all over the world, for example in the Vatican, the Olympic Museum in Lausanne, Red Cross Museum and UN building in Geneva, the building of the Japanese parliament, the Shaolin temple in China…
He received a great number of awards, including the title of honorary citizen of Atlanta, honorary doctorate of the American Sports Academy, awards in Australia, Italy, China…
He has had several books written about him, as well as postal stamps in China which had motives from his paintings on them.
Bitanga Iva was born in Zagreb in 1974.
SHe graduated from The Zagreb Academy of Applied Art in Zagreb in 1999.
She finished the post-graduate study of Scenography and exhibition design at the “Hochschule fuer Gestaltung” in Karlsruhe in 2004.
She has been an assistant professor at the Sjever University in Koprivnica since 2013.
She has been working on her doctorate in Performance art, filma and culture literature at the College of Philosophy in Zagreb since 2015.
Ludmila – Milica Biželj was born on January 2nd 1936. in Grabrov Potok close to Kutina.
She graduated Visual Arts from the Pedagogy Academy in Zagreb in 1966. in the class of professor Mladen Veža.
She worked for years as a teacher in the elementary school “Dr. lvan Ribar” in Zagreb.
She has been bearing the title of “Deserving Art Educator of Croatia” since 1981.
She is the member of the art group “Group 69” in Zagreb.
She lives and works in Zagreb.
Mladen Bolfek was born on October 2nd, 1972. in Karlovac, Croatia, where he finished his middle school and high school education in the technical field.
He studied painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb.
He graduated in February 2001 under the mentorship of professor Zlatko Kauzlaric – Atac.
He teaches painting, drawing and basics of design at the high school in Karlovac.
Till now he had ten independent exhibitions and participated at about eighty group exhibitions.
Mladen Bolfek lives and works in Karlovac.
Bošnjak Krunoslav was born on the 4th of October, 1936 in Lovreć by Imotski.
He graduated from the Zagreb Academy of Visual arts in 1964, and taught there from 1985 to 2006.
He is primarily a sculpter.
He has sculpted several monuments, such as the statue of TIn Ujević in Imotski in 1980.
Josip Botteri Dini was born in Zagreb, Croatia in 1943 and graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts under Prof. Miljenko Stancic in 1968.
He has had over a hundred one-man exhibitions in Paris, Milank Frankfurt, Padua, Toronto, Los Angeles, Ljubljana, Zagreb, Mostar, Split, Dubrovnik and elsewhere.
Besides painting and graphics, he works extensively in stained glass and mosaics.
Josip Botteri Dini is a professor at the Academy of Fine Arts in Split.
Bradaška Matija junior was born in 1889.
His father is the famous Slovenian artist Bradaška Matija.
Bradaška junior took over his father’s art workshop after the latter’s death.
Unlike his father, he seldom received orders from the Church.
He made several dozen art pieces for various churches around Slovenia by 1944.
Bradaška Matija junior died in 1962.
Jakov Bratanić was born in Vrbanj in 1912..
He started painting professionally in 1948.
He had several dozen solo and many group exhibitions.
He was curator of the Zagreb National and University Library graphic collection.
Jakov Bratanić passed away in Zagreb in 2001.
Boris Bućan was born on March 15th 1947. in Zagreb where he finished the School of Applied Art in 1967.
He enrolled into the Academy of Visual Arts in Ljubljana the same year, and continued studying in the Academy of Visual Arts in Zagreb where he graduated in 1972.
During his studies he started to delve into graphic design and attracted attention with posters for the SC Gallery and the Gavella Dramatic Theatre.
In 1982. Bućan created his legendary solution for the poster for Igor Stravinski’s “Žar ptica” ballet.
It can be said that he is one of the most successful Croatian artists in history, not just for receiving more than 20 international awards and commendations (many of which are Grand Prix) in 1984., but mostly for receiving the headline of the representative catalogue of the world-famous Victoria&Albert Museum in London.
Bućan’s works now reside in the most prominent world museums and galleries (New York, München, Essen, Melbourne).
At Venice’s Biennale in 1984. he represented the ex-SFRJ series of large-format posters for HNK in Split. In 1989. he participated in the Biennale in Sao Paulo, and in 1992. at the Triennale in Milan.
Since 1987. he has moved exclusively to presenting paintings and drawings.
Bućan presented his works on more than 80 independent art shows (Ljubljana, Edinburgh, Venecija, Sarajevo, Shanghai, Ankara, Zagreb, Melbourne, New Jersey, Copenhagen, Adelaide, Jerusalem, Dordrecht, Wiesbaden, Berlin, Osijek, Rijeka), and participated in more than 160 collective exhibitions both home and abroad.
He was the winner of the “Life Work” award of the Croatian Designer Society in 2006.
This page contains 30 motives from the graphic map of Boris Bućan.
Graphics can be purchased with or without frames.
Bukal Josip was born in 1942.
He graduated from the Zagreb Academy of Visual Arts in 1965.
He was an associate of Krsto Hegedušić‘s master workshop.
Bukal Josip passed away on the 15th of November, 2010.
Butala Daniel was born on the 26th of April, 1943 in Karlovac.
He graduated from the Zagreb Academy of Visual Arts in 1967 in the class of Ivo Šebalj.
He prepared over 50 solo exhibitions.
He worked as director of the Karlovac City Museum from 1992. to 1999.
Butala Daniel passed away on the 18th of July, 2017.
Joaquin Capa is a Spanish painter born in Santanderu in 1941.
He studied in the School of Fine Arts in Madrid.
His works can be found in many museums, such as The Museum of Abstract Art in Cuenca, The Museum of Modern Art in New York, The County Museum of Art in Los Angeles etc.
He is married to María Luisa Sanz, another famous painter.
Marc-Antonio Cinotti was born on 1975. in Zagreb, Croatia, where he finished his middle school.
He studied painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb, and he graduated in 2003.
He teaches painting, drawing and basics of design at school in Zagreb.
Marc-Antonio Cinotti lives and works in Zagreb.
M.Cl. Crncic was born in Bruck n/Mura in 1865. Menci attended the elementary school in Vienna and continued his education at a military grammar school at St. Polten and Hranice in Moravia from 1876 to 1882. When he was seventeen he decided to abandon military school and study painting. After his studies at the Vienna Academy of Art he moved to Munich. Due to the shortage of funds M.Cl. Crncic was not able study at the Art Academy in Munich but stayed only a short time in the town situated on the river Isar. After Munich the young artist moved to Coburg where stayed for one year (1886-1887) painting sets for the theatre. While he waited for a scholarship to enable him to continue his education at the Art Academy he stayed with his sister Marie in Nova Gradiska (in Croatia). There he painted intensively mainly landscapes and portraits. Some of these early paintings have been still survive. Between 1889-1892 Menci Cl. Crncic continued his studies at the Art Academy in Munich under professor Nicolaus Gysis who had a considerable influence on his work. Iso Krsnjavi, the most prominent figure in the artistic life in Croatia at that time and the then Director of Institute for Education and Theology recognized Crncic’s talent for drawing. He ensured him a scholarship and Crncic returned to Vienna to study graphics under the tuition of the famous graphic artist Wiliam Unger. In 1896 the young artist spent a couple of months with his professor who was ill at the time in Lovran on the Adriatic coast. During his studies M.Cl. Crncic was awarded Fuger’s gold medal for the best work in 1896 and a special prize from the Vienna Academy of Art in 1897. Nine of his graphics form part of the famous Albertina collection in Vienna. His sojourn with Unger in Lovran gave him the sense of freedom which inspired him. Giving up his scholarship and lived partly in Lovran and partly in Vienna until his departure to Zagreb in 1900. During these years he painted scenes from Primorje and Istria. During his studies he exhibited occasionally in Zagreb and other European towns (Budapest, Petrograd and Paris) together with other artists belonging to Croatian Art Society. Also in Opatija in exhibitions by Croatian and foreign artists, where many of his paintings were sold. Since the beginning of his studies from 1894 he exhibited etchings too. After his first one-man exhibition in the Art Paviljon in Zagreb in 1900/1901 when he exhibited 39 oils on canvas as well as graphics M.CL. Crncic was accepted as a mature artist with a specific sensibility for seascapes which remained his beloved theme. Crncic’s work arise the interest of art circles of Zagreb because of his artistic expression his rich and bright colours and the quality of his graphics. Crncic was particularly active in 1902 when he spent some time on the Plitvice Lakes, hi October 1902 he participated in the International Exhibition in Opatija where his painting “Blossoming barberry” was particularly well-received, hi December of the same year Crncic exhibited in the E.Artina Salon in Vienna. After the Vienna exhibition, at the beginning of 1903 Crncic received the Emperor’s subsidy of 2.000 kruna for a series of etchings with scenes from the Adriatic coast areas in Primorie and Dalmatia. In the spring of that year he stayed for quite a long time in Opatija. After that he brought to Zagreb many paintings depicting landscapes of Primorie and the bay of Kvamer characterized by thick brush strokes. Some landscapes from the island of Losinj were painted in the pointilistic technique. That year M.CL. Crncic also painted a series of works of the mountainous region of Gorski kotar where he spent some. He also participated in the exhibition of Croatian artists in Prague. In October 1906 Crncic established together with Bela Cikos, the first private art school in Croatia. In the following year this art school became an art college and eventually it grew into the Croatian Academy of Art. In 1905 Crncic travelled to Italy, Switzerland, France, Belgium, Germany and Austria together with Milan Senoa. Accompanied by the painter Oton Ivekovic he travelled to Italy down to Napoli. In 1908 he travelled around Bosnia and Herzegovina together with Gustav Pongratz and Emil Kulmer. In August 1906 he exhibited at the Exhibition of The Association of Yugoslav Artists “Lada” in Sofia, Bulgaria. In 1908 M.CL. Crncic was appointed assistant tutor at the Art School in Zagreb. Between 1910 and 1915 M.CL. Crncic constructed a villa in Novi Vinodolski where he painted a number of famous works. He frequently invited his students and friends to visit him in the villa. His first one-man exhibition in the Ulrich Salon in Zagreb was held in 1911. From then on he continued to mount one-man exhibition almost annually until the end of his life. In 1911 he exhibited among other paintings, a serious of works representing scenes of the Velebit mountains. This new theme introduced a change in his style of painting. Instead of a dense colour impasto he began to use thin layers of colour with fine brush movements. Crncic was among the first members of the Yugoslav Academy of Science and Art in 1919. He participated in the exhibition of Yugoslav graphic artists in 1926 in Zurich and St. Gallen. In October 1927 there was a fire in his studio that destroyed a number of his works. From 1920 to 1928 Crncic was the director of the Strossmayer Gallery. During that period the Gallery was refurbished, display was renewed and the exhibited works were photographed.
M.CL. Crncic died in September 1930. The death of the great Croatian artist came suddenly after he returned one sunny autumn Sunday from his trip to the Sava river bank near Podsused. As always he was enchanted by the nature and the last words spoken by the artist were: “How beautiful the nature is, tomorrow I must come again to paint it.”
Dragica Cvek Jordan was born in Trnava (Moslavina) in 1940.
She graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb (the class of Miljenko Stancic).
Her works can be found in many private collections.
She lives and works in Zagreb, Croatia.
Čavrk Hamo was born on the 23rd of June, 1950 in Sarajevo.
He graduated from the Sarajevo Academy of Visual Arts in 1977.
He has displayed his work in more than 200 solo exhibitions in Bosnia and Herzegovina and abroad.
He lives and works in Zagreb.
Sinisa Čular was born in Zagreb, 16. October 1969.
He finished School of applied arts, specialization painting in year 1988.
The same year, he enrolled on Academy of fine arts in Zagreb.
As a student he participated on several painters colonies, charity auctions and participates on group exhibitions in country and abroad, that also continues after graduation.
He graduated painting in the class of prof. Vasilije Jordan in year 1995.
Two years after graduation, he started to work for Croatian Restoration Institute as an outsourcing expert.
In the year 1996 he opened his own handicraft business for art restoration, but it lasted only for two years.
Conservation and restoration works he performs still today for Croatian Restoration Institute.
After the graduation he started to exhibits his works on autonomous exhibitions.
Diminić Josip was born in St. Lovreč by Labin in 1937.
He graduated from the Zagreb Academy of Fine Arts in 1963.
He was professor of scultping at the Pedagogy college in Rijeka.
He was co-founder of many Croatian art manifestations ( Among others The Mediterranean Sculpting Symposium in Labin in 1969 and the Vrsar International Scultping School in 1991).
Diminić Josip passed away in Labin in 2019.
Milan Dragija was born in Bjelovar 1933.
He started the study of painting in Art School in Zagreb 1950, and is professionaly active since 1954.
Specialisation: Germany and Italy.
He is the member of Croatian Association of Painters in Zagreb.
Milan Dragija lives and creates in Zagreb.
Dragun Nikica was born in 1962.
He has been painting from an early age and has had around 50 solo and group exhibitions.
He became vice-president of the Split “Emanuel Vidović” art society in 2004.
He has been living and working in Trogir since 2006.
Marko Dzamonja was born in Bitola 6.2.1922. (Republic of Macedonia).
In 1932. he arriwed in Zagreb with his parents.
Nine years later Dzamonja family with six children leaves Zagreb.
After liberation, Marko returned to Zagreb and enrolled at the Faculty of Agriculture.
In Sarajevo, complited a brief three - month course for teachers.
Since 1948. he became a teacher in the district Bijeljina (BiH).
1950. enrolled painting course at VPS in Belgrade. In addition to painting graded and Mathematics in the same school.
1955. he went to Istria and became a teacher at the school in Kastav. In this beautiful Istrian town, Marko returns to his favorite hobby - painting. In that period, he was mostly working in oil.
Marko Dzamonja has died in April 2011.
Đukin Stjepan was born in 1955. in Molve.
He started painting in 1971, and had his first exhibition 2 years later.
He often held exhibitions with his twin brother Martin, with whom he shares a specific style of painting.
He would usually paint panoramic views, mostly of his home region in Molve.
Joseph Josko Fijucek was born in 1950. in Đurđevac, Croatia.
Since the first days of life, he lived in Zagreb.
Fijucek Josko started with painting from an early age and with exhibitions by the year 1968.
He participated in the creation of more than a dozen solo exhibitions, over 200 group exhibitions.
He has participated in numerous art events, charities and art colonies in the country and abroad (Vienna, Paris, Graz, St. Petersburg, etc.).
Hundreds of his works, has been donated for humanitarian purposes.
Fijucek has won several awards, among others the Plaque of the City of Zagreb for painting.
He was one of the founders of the “Group of 69” and Croatian art society in Zagreb.
He lived and worked in Zagreb, where he died 23rd of September 2013.
Toni Franović was born in Zagreb, Croatia on April 15, 1964. He has been drawing and painting since early childhood, and exhibiting his works since 1989.
After three years of medical school, he transferred to the School of Fine Arts, University of Zagreb, from whichhe graduated in 1990.
In 1993, he was in charge of field work/landscape painting at the Fine Arts Project in Arad, Israel. During the 1994/95 academic year, he was an artist in residence at American University’s Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C., where he also taught a course on the spirituality of art.
In 1995, he became an assistant professor at the Academy of Fine Arts, University of Zagreb, where he taught figure drawing and landscape painting untill 2004.
Toni Franović has also been invited to lecture at American University’s Kresge Academic Center in Washington, D.C., the School of Visual Arts in New York City; Boston University etc.
His major public commissions include the NAMA department store in Zagreb, 1998; the Jewish Community Center of Zagreb, 1992; Osijek synagogue interior, 1999: the Ohr Kodesh Congregation in Chevy Chase, Maryland, 2001/2002; the Oxnam Memorial Chapel of the Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C., 1995; the WUJS Institute in Arad,Israel, 1993; and the firm of Podravka in Koprivnica, Croatia, 1999.
His paintings and applied designs can be found in numerous museum and private collections in Europe, America and Israel.
Generalić Ivan was born on the 21st of December, 1914 in Hlebine.
He was taught the basics of painting by Krsto Hegedušić.
He is one of the founders of the Hlebine school of painters.
He mostly painted oil or distemper on glass, usually motifs pertaining to country life and field work.
Generalić Ivan passed away on the 27th of November, 1992 in Koprivnica.
Born in village of Hlebine, Republic of Croatia, on February 19, 1936. His first oil paintings on canvas date from 1950. His first public appearance took place in 1954 in the town of Krizevci, where he graduated at the Teacher’s Training College. In 1959 he displayed his paintings for the first time independently in the Town Museum of Koprivnica.
Josip left his native village of Hlebine in 1960 and moved to Zagreb where he taught at an elementary school. In 1962 he graduated at the Higher Teachers’ College. Due to personal tragedies in his life some of Generalic’s works make the phase called by himself »Black Phase«.
Up to now, Josip Generalic has displayed his paintings at more than one thousand collective exhibitions and 200 independent exhibitions on all the continents. He takes part regularly at all the representative exhibitions of the Croatian and world’s naive art. The famous artist has been awarded the prizes by many international juries.
Josip Generalic has been considered by the critics as one of the top painters and graphic artists in the field of naive art and as one of the greatest representatives of the world famous »Hlebine School.
Josip’s works of art have been classified by the critics in four phases: the Hlebine verism, flower phase, portraits of distinguished persons and black phase.
Josip Generalic died in Koprivnica on 22nd Dec 2005 and is buried in Hlebine.
Oton Gliha was born in Črnomelje, Slovenia in 1914.
He graduated from the Zagreb Academy of Arts in the class of prof. Marin Tartaglia in 1937.
He had his first exhibition in Zagreb in 1938, and his first solo exhibition in 1954.
He has received the “Vladimir Nazor” lifetime achievement award in 1977, and the “Visual arts” award from the Croatian Academy of Science and Art in 1998.
Oton Gliha passed away on the 20th of June, 1999 in Zagreb.
Domenico Gonzi from Zagreb is specifically known for his vedutas of Zagreb.
He has had many solo exhibitions in Croatia and abroad.
He has created five graphical maps, and his works can be found in permanent exhibitions in French and Austrian galleries.
He lives and works in Zagreb.
Grgec Petar was born in 1933. in Kloštar Podravski.
He graduated from teh Civil Engineering Polytechnic School in Pula in 1952.
He had over 30 solo and over 300 group exhibitions in Croatia and abroad.
His works are located in museums in Laval, Manila, The Vatican, Sao Paulo, Zagreb and many others.
Grgec Petar passed away in 2006.
Tatjana Helman was born on 24th August 1964. in Zagreb.
She graduated from the School for Applied Art in Zagreb - the direction of sculpture by prof. Fabris.
In addition to art works and sculptures also manufactures objects such as lamps and jewelry.
Tatjana paints in water colors and acryl techniques, mostly landscapes and flowers.
She has exhibited in numerous public and cultural institutions in Croatia.
Tatjana Helman lives and works in Zagreb.
Katarina Henc was born in Sigetec (Podravina) in 1948.
Her favourite motives are landscapes and still nature.
She lives and works in Zagreb, Croatia.
Vladimir Ivancan was born in Molve in the year 1954.
He started painting in 1972 and displaying his paintings three years later.
He paints as a professional in his native place.
Ivancan’s world of flowers is a possible vision of the world seen through the richness and beauty of flower structures, depicted with dense yellow colouring and constant change of the intensity of colours, which obtain their brilliance by being bathed with golden dust. This is an ascension up to the scene of irrealistic.
Hari Ivančić was born on the 26th of November, 1967 in Pazin.
He graduated from the school for applied arts and design (the graphic/print department) in Zagreb.
He graduated from the Zagreb Academy of Visual Arts in the class of prof. Vasilije Jordan in 1994.
He is a member of the Croatian Societies of Visual Artists of Istra, Rijeka and Zagreb, as well as the Croatian Society of Independent Artists.
He lives and works in Buzet.
Kresimir Ivic was born in 1945 in Zagreb, Croatia.
He graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb in 1981 under prof. Vasilije Jordan.
Kresimir Ivic is a member of HDLU, ZUH and LIKUM.
He lives in Zagreb and works as a teacher of art.
He exhibited at numerous independent and collective exhibitions and at artistic manifestations.
Jakelić Andrija was born in Prugovo by Split in 1952.
He graduated from The Zagreb Academy of Fine Arts in the class of prof. Raoul Goldoni in 1977.
His post graduate studies were done in the master workshop of professors Ljubo Ivančić and Nikola Reiser until 1979.
He has had around 50 solo and over 300 group exhibitions in Croatia and abroad.
Vlado Jakelić was born in May 17th 1943. in Prugovo near Split.
He graduated from the Academy of Visual Arts in Zagreb in 1966.
From 1967. to 1972. he was a co-worker of Krsto Hegedušić‘s Master workshop.
He was a member of the group Biafra from 1972. to 1974.
Mijo Jaković was born on the 12th of September, 1959 in Molve.
He started painting in 1973, and started exhibiting his works at the end of the seventies.
He is one of the painters of the so called “Molve circle”.
He has had around 10 group exhibitions and 4 solo exhibitions.
Višnja Jakšić has been painting her whole life, and after retiring started studying at the Public Open Univerity under prof. Frane Radak.
She took painting classes from prof. Miloš Popović.
She has participated in many humanitarian actions where she gave away her artwork, and in many art colonies.
She has had 5 solo and over 80 group exhibitions.
We do not currently have any artwork by this artist on offer.
Jozo Janda was born 17.11.1911. in Kaptol, Slavonska Pozega.
Primary and secondary school he attended in Nova Gradiska and Zagreb.
Janda graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb in 1938. in the class of prof. Vladimir Becic.
After the war he worked as a set designer in the early films, and in the theatre until 1956.
After that Jozo Janda went to the free profession.
He exhibited in many major towns in the country, and abroad (1959. Cairo, Alexandria and Khartoum, 1960. Addis Ababa, 1966. Ravenna, 1969. Salzburg, Milan, Verona, Monte Catina, etc.).
He painted landscapes, motives of braiding and national connections, homes and interiors of old houses (especially in Istria), the panoramic view of Istrian towns and small coastal towns, harbours ...
He was so close to the Expressionists, particularly in landscapes and portraits from Africa, where he stayed between 1958. and 1960.
Jozo Janda died in 1999.
Jelvaić Dalibor was born on the 29th of May, 1949 in Belgrade.
He collaborated with Krsto Hegedušić in his atelier from 1968 to 1969.
He graduated from the Zagreb Academy of Visual Arts in 1977 in the class of Nikola Reiser.
He became vice-president of the Croatian society of visual artist in 1990.
He lives and works in Zagreb.
Midhat Jelkic Bosner, architect and painter, was born at the turn of 1942. in 1943.
He paint from early youth, mostly oil paintings on canvas and combined techniques.
Favourite topics are landscapes, cityscapes (especially Sarajevo), and still life.
Bosner has more than 30 one - man exhibitions (Sarajevo, Zagreb, Wolesburg, Istanbul, Opatija, Rijeka, Zadar, Split..)..
He is a member of the Association ULPUBiH, and lives and works in Zagreb and Sarajevo.
Vasilije Josip Jordan was born in Zagreb in 1934.
He graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb (under Krsto Hegedušić and Ljubo Babić).
He was a teacher at the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb.
His works are a part of many private collections in Croatia and abroad.
Vasilije Jordan died on 12.3.2019.
Mato Jurković was born in 1945 in Vodinci between Slavonski Brod and Vinkovci.
He graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb in 1971 under Mejzdić, Mujadžić and Reiser.
He lives and works in Zagreb as lecturer at Faculty of Graphics.
He exhibited at numerous independent and collective exhibitions and at artistic manifestations.
Jurković Vanda graduated in sculpting at the Zagreb Academy of Visual Arts in 1996.
She received a PhD in arts from the ZAVA in 2012.
She is a member of the Croatian Society of Visual Artists.
She has had around 20 solo exhibitions.
Stjepan Katić was born on the 25th of October, 1959 in Čapljina (Bosnia and Herzegovina).
He graduated from the College of Food Technology and Biotechnology in 1983 (biochemical engineering),
and earned a master’s degree in natural sciences (biochemistry) from PMF in Zagreb.
He is the founder and lead editor of the website for e-art and news “Akademija-Art”,
which was one of the first culture web portals in Croatia,
specifically geared towars following and promoting Croatian visual artists,
as well as all other artists and those who specialize in culture.
Keček Zvonimir was born in Zagreb on the 24th of April, 1935.
He graduated from the Zagreb Academy of Visual Arts in the class of prof. Ivo Šebalj in 1959.
He has received multiple awards from 1978 to 1983.
He was a member of ULUPUH since 1964.
Keček Zvonimir passed away on the 22nd of September, 2011.
Peter Klasen is a German painter born in 1935. in Lubeck.
He studied in the School of Fine Arts in Berlin.
His works can be found in over 60 museums and public collections worldwide.
Eugen Kokot was born on the 9th of February, 1940 in Labin.
He graduated from the Zagreb Academy of Visual Arts in 1966. in the class of Raoul Goldoni.
He was an associate of the Krsto Hegedušić master workshop from 1966 to 1970.
He started working as a professor at the Zagreb AVA in 1996.
Ana Kolega was born in Zadar in 1975 where she graduated The Secondary Chemical School.
In 1997 she graduated Design at the Textile-Technological Faculty of Zagreb.
In 2002 she graduated at the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb, class of Prof. Ante Rasic.
She had some fifteen one-man shows in Croatia and abroad and participated in numerous group exhibits and art workshops.
She is a member of the Croatian Association of Fine Arts.
Besides painting she is active in writting, illustration, dancing and music.
She lives and works in Zadar and Zagreb.
We don’t currently have any works by this artist on offer.
Milan Komljenovic born in Ljubija, Bosnia-Herzegovina, 1959. is the graduate economist.
Before war he had a number of solo exhibitions.
After arriving in Zagreb (1992.) Milan Komljenovic participates in many art colonies and the number of group exhibitions.
His paintings are in numerous collections throughout Europe and Croatian.
Milan Komljenovic paintings are characterized by the combined technique of distemper and oil.
Konjević Jasminka was born in 1961 in Zagreb.
She moved often, and her elementary schooling was done partially in Zagreb, Rovinj, Italy (Milano) and France (Paris).
She went to the Elisa Lemmonnier School of Applied Art in Paris.
She graduated from the Zagreb School of Applied Art in 1980.
She has been a member of the Croatian Society of Visual Artist since 1985.
She lives and works in Zagreb.
Branka Kopeti B.Sc. of mathematics was born in Slavonski Brod, 29.06.1948.
In 1961 she came to Zagreb, where she have finished high school and graduated from Faculty of Science.
Branka Kopeti started with painting when she was in primary school, but seriously after passing the course of painting, at the Rokov Perivoj.
She is a member of The Group 69.
Since 1987 she exhibited in group exhibitions of amateur painters from Zagreb and with The Group 69.
Branka Kopeti passed away on the 18th of March, 2020 in Zagreb.
Božidar Kopić was born in Pregrada in 1926.
He graduated from the Zagreb Academy of VIsual Arts in the class of Ivo Rezek.
He was a professor in the VInkovci Gymnasium from 1957 to 1966.
He was the director of the VInkovac Gallery of Visual art from 1968 to 1990.
Božidar Kopić passed away in 1992 in Zagreb.
We do not currently have any works by this artist on offer.
Koprek Miroslava was born in 1943 in Bjelovar.
She was famous both as a painter and as a sculptor,
but was most known for her sculpture of St. Florijan, the protector of firefighters.
She was a member of the art group “DA” and the Zagreb “Group 69”.
Koprek Miroslava passed away on the 23rd of December, 2020.
Martin Kopričanec was born on the 2nd of Decmber, 1943 in Molve.
He started painting on glass in 1965, inspired by the works of painter Mijo Kovačić.
He had his first solo exhibition in 1972.
He is known for the motifs of birds, which are his signature motif.
Koraj Ljubomir was born in Zagreb in 1956.
He graduated in philosophy and pedagogy from the Zagreb Faculty of Philosophy.
He is professor of philosophy, logic and ethics at the IV. gymnasium in Zagreb.
He is the author of the book of philosophical musings “D-dur”.
Mijo Kovačić was born on the 5th of August, 1935 in Gornja šuma by Molve in Podravina.
He started painting on glass in 1953 and had his first solo exhibition in 1954 in Koprivnica.
He learned about painting from Ivan Generalić.
He is known as the best portrait artist of Croatian naive art.
He has exhibited his work with Ivan Generalić and Ivan Večenaj in a grand tour of Croatian naive art which took the world by storm in the seventies.
He lives and works in Molve.
Tomislav Kralj was born on the 14th of December, 1944 in Kloštro Podravsko.
He has had over 100 solo and group exhibitions all over the world.
He was the president of the Society of Naive Visual Artists of Croatia for some time.
He lives and works in Zagreb.
Tomislav Krizman was born on the 21st of July, 1882 in Orlovac by Karlovac.
He learned how to draw and paint from Bela Čikoš-Sesija, Auer and Menci Clement Crnčić.
He started working for the graphic/print department of the Zagreb Art Academy in 1922.
He is well known for his graphic/print maps of vedutas of Vienna, Bosnia, Dalmatia and Croatian backlands.
Tomislav Krizman passed away in Zagreb on the 24th of October, 1955.
Mihovil Krušlin was born on the 4th of September, 1882 in Ključ, Hrvatsko Zagorje.
He graduated from the Academy for Art and Art Trade in Zagreb in 1911, and was taught by prof. Menci Clement Crnčić.
He painted motifs of Jadran, Gorski kotar, Lika, Posavina and Zagorje.
Mihovil Krušlin passed away on the 5th of June, 1962 in Laduč by Zagreb.
Peter Kuckei was born in 1938 in Husum (Germany).
He studied at the National Art Academy in Bremen and both studied and taught at the National Academy of Fine Arts in Stuttgart.
He has had over fifty exhibitions in various parts of the world.
He lives and works in Berlin and Butjadingen.
Kuduz Ante was born in 1935 in Podosoje.
He graduated from the Zagreb Academy of Visual Arts in 1961, and was taught by prof. Marijan Detoni.
He worken on the Academy from 1969 to 2006.
He worked primarily in traditional and computer graphic/print work, reproduction and graphic design for books, magazines and catalogues.
His opus is split into five cycles: Scene (1965 - 1972), Space (1972 - 1975), City (1976 - 1981), Landscape (1981 - 1991) and Graph (1992 - 2003).
Kuduz Ante passed away in 2011 in Zagreb.
Vatroslav Kulis was born in 1951 in Vidoš.
After the School of applied art he enrolled in the Academy of Fine Arts in 1976. where he graduated in the class of professor Sime Peric.
Upon completion of the Academy for Kulis begins intensive and fruitful period of painting and exhibiting activities, as well as dealing with graphics, graphic design and stage design.
During all these years, he was systematically, in the tradition of lyrical abstraction, abstract expressionism and the U.S. gesture painting built its autonomous pictorial space.
Behind him was more two hundred independent and group exhibitions at home and abroad. Quantity of his work, however, has never decreased quality.
Today, Vatroslav Kulis is one of the most important painters called, middle generation.
Ferdinand Kulmer was born in Cap Martinu in France on the 29th of January, 1925.
He studied at the Art academies in Budapest (1942-1945) and Zagreb (1945-1948).
He went to special classes by Đuro Tiljak from 1948 to 1950.
He was an associate of the Krsto Hegedušić master workshop from 1950 to 1957.
He started teaching at the Zagreb Academy of Visual Art in 1961.
He was a member of the “Mart” group, the “Forum” gallery and the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts.
He received the “Vladimir Nazor” lifetime achievement award in 1990.
Ferdinand Kulmer passed away on the 1st of November, 1998 in Zagreb.
Painter and graphic artist, born on January 1, 1932 in Podravina village of Batinska (Northern Croatia). Since 1957 he has lived in Zagreb. In his early works Lackovic expressed naturally and sincerely his experience of nature and life in his native Batinska. After moving to Zagreb Lackovic continued to paint poetic scenes from his native village in tempera and oils on glass, and afterwards his nostalgic records were made mostly in the drawings. Motives depicting winter scenes with plentiful and tranquil sequence of characteristic details prevail in his early stage, while later works contain more and more motives having symbolic meaning.
Drawing is fundamental to the natural nobility of Lackovic’s painting. Since 1964 his reputation as an artist and engraver has been continuously established. Technical mastery enables him to achieve unique lyrical harmony as well as richly surrealistic visions. The tranquility and nobility of his express ion enhances the poetic content of his work.
Lackovic has presented approximately two hundred exhibitions in Croatia as well as in culture centers on all six continents.
Works by Ivan Lackovic - Croata are to be found in numerous distinguished museums and galleries throughout the world. The works of Ivan Lackovic - Croata have been the subject of several monographs and books of reproductions. During his fourty year artistic career, Lackovic has received many awards and honors.
Ivan Lackovic - Croata died on 29.8.2004. in Zagreb.
Vjera Lalin was born on the 10th of March, 1947 in Zagreb.
She graduated from the Zagreb Academy of Visual Arts in 1974 in the class of prof. Ivan Lovrenčić.
She was an associate of the Ljubo Ivančić master workshop from 1975 to 1977.
She is a member of the Croatian Society of Visual Artists.
Željko Lapuh was born on 27th May 1951. in Split.
He graduated painting in 1976. at the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb in the class of professor Šime Perić.
Between 1976. and 1980. Željko was associate at the Master workshop of Ljubo Ivančić and Nikola Reiser.
Lapuh’s paintings are in galleries and museums, as well as in numerous private collections in the country and abroad.
During Lapuh’s exhibition in Klović Palace 1998. author Mladenka Solman has published his monograph.
Ivan Lesiak was born on the 5th of October, 1929 in Pluska by Zaprešić.
He graduated from the Zagreb Academy of Visual Arts (sculpting department) in 1959.
He studied in Greece and Egypt.
He was a member of the “Biafra” group, with which he had many exhibitions from 1971 to 1978.
Ivan Lesjak passed away on the 29th of April, 2008 in Zagreb.
Vasko Lipovac was born in Kotor in 1931.
He graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb in 1955.
He is the author of many works on public display - sculptures and paintings both.
Vasko Lipovac died on the 4th of July, 2006.
Liliana Livneh is a painter born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where she graduated from the National School of Fine Arts.
Since 1977 she lives in Israel.
She studied Philosophy at Tel Aviv University, obtaining B.P. in history of art.
She was awarded with the Dean Prize in 1991 for her original work.
Further, she studied Gothic art with Professor Nurith Kenaan Kedar in Normandy and Alsace and Renaissance art in Florence and Rome.
In 1987 French Government granted her a scholarship to study lithography at Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris.
Her works has been shown in many individual and collective exhibitions in Israel, Argentina, Mexico, Chile, Bolivia, Germany, Spain, France, Sweden and Croatia.
Tihomir Lončar was born in Vinagora (Croatia) in 1953.
He finishes the School of Aplied Arts, painting department, in Zagreb in 1974.
The same year he enters the Academy of Visual Arts in Zagreb.
He graduated in the class of prof. Vasilije Jordan.
His first one-man exhibition was organized in 1985.
Since than he have had more than 30 one-man exhibitions. The most important ones are the large one-man exhibition at the Museum of Arts and Krafts in Zagreb in 1993 and the exhibition at the Art pavilion.
There are two monographic books about his life and work. He published some graphic maps and participated at many group exhibitions.
Tihomir Lončar lives and works in Zagreb, Croatia.
Ivan Lovrenčić was born on the 28th of December, 1917 in Začretje, Hrvatsko Zagorje.
He graduated from the Zagreb Academy of Visual Arts in 1940, after which he received employment as a scenographer in the Croatian National Theatre in Split.
He started working as a scenographer for Jadran film in Zagreb in 1949.
He worked as an associate lecturer for the Zagreb Academy of Visual Arts from 1972 to 1978.
He has participated in over 100 solo and 150 group exhibitions both in Croatia and abroad.
Ivan Lovrenčić passed away on the 1st of January, 2003 in Zagreb.
Slaven Lunar was born on the 24th of September, 1975 in Zagreb.
He was a student at the College of Graphic Arts.
He started painting graffiti in 1989 after a trip to Berlin.
He founded his own graffiti-hip-hop-troupe “YCP” in 1992, and painted his first solo graffiti a year later.
He founded his own company “Lunar dizajn” in 2009.
Majic Joseph was born on 3rd April 1957. in Odzaci.
He has graduate at the Faculty of Economics.
Majic has felt love for painting in the earliest years, and become a brilliant watercolorist, passing on paper scenes from his environment, especially the landscapes along the river Sava.
He has finished the drawing and painting school Albert Gruber in Slavonski Brod with Professor Krunoslav Kern, and free painting schools Agora in Zagreb in the class of Professor Ante Schramadei.
Since 1998. Joseph Majic is member of the HDLU.
He lives and works in Slavonski Brod.
Nenad Marasovic was born in Zagreb on June 16th, 1954.
He studied literature on the University of Zagreb, and graduated in 1985.
Then he continued his artistic studies in Vienna on the Hochschule Fur Angewandte Kunst.
Nenad Marasovic is the author of numerous art review in the Student’s Gazette.
For some time he worked as an illustrator for the Start and the Svijet magazines.
Besides being a painter Nenad Marasovic is also a graphic designer.
He is a member of the Croatian Association of Artists and Artists Community of Croatia.
Nenad Marasovic lives and works in Zagreb.
Mateš Antun was borni on the 23rd of November, 1945 in Zagreb.
He graduated from the School of Applied Arts in 1965, and taught there later in his life, from 1987 to 1995.
He graduated in painting from the Zagreb Academy of Visual Arts in 1969 in the class of prof. Miljenko Stančić.
He has had over 60 solo exhibitions in Croatia and abroad.
He is known for his vedutas of Zagreb.
Zdravko Matkovic was born in Osijek at 1940.
He graduated from the Teacher - training Academy in Cakovec, and then completed the course of Fine Art at the University of Rijeka with the Professor Antuna Deppope.
1970. Zdravko moves to Pag (island Pag) where he works in a primary school and Gymnasium.
He creates since 1975., particularly in the technique of oil and water colours.
Till today Zdravko has held more than 50 independent and group exhibitions at home and abroad.
Usually he paints cityscape painting, marines, still lifes, flowers, and most areas of the cities Zadar, Nin, Privlaka, Novigrad and Pag.
Zdravko Matkovic died in November 2009.
Damir Medvešek was born in Zagreb on the 23rd of January, 1959.
He graduated from the Zagreb Academy of Visual Arts in the class of prof. Zlatko Kauzlarić Atač.
He is employed as master painter in the Zagreb Croatian National Theatre art workshop where he has authored over 500 painting performances for the scene.
He is a consultant for the Zagreb Academy of Visual Arts.
Vladimir Meglić was born on the 15th of April, 1955 in Donji Pustakovac, Međimurje.
He graduated from the Zagreb School of Applied Arts in 1975.
He worked on scenography in the Croatian National Theatre (HNK) after graduation.
After five years of working in HNK he enrolled in the Zagreb Academy of Visual Arts.
He graduated in 1986 in the class of prof. Josip Biffel.
He works mostly as an independant painter, doing many group exhibitions in Croatia and abroad, sometimes with an informal group of artists known as “Contra”.
His work is very characteristically figurative with a strong picturesque language inspired by his childhood, the theatre or religion. The motif of the wooden chair has become the main subject of his painting which he has taken three dimensional art, mainly chairs - objects decorated with mosaic and painted.
He lives and works in Zagreb.
Martin Mehkek was born on August 7, 1936 in village of Novacka, three kilometers away from Gola, in a poor peasant family.
He was the seventh of eight children.
He attended elementary school in Gola.
As he learnt to same extent what was going on in Hlebine around Ivan Generalic, and knowing Ivan Vecenaj of Gola, he decided to paint.
He met Ivan Vecenaj (1954). He painted mostly during winter time when there is not so much to do on the land and at home.
Mehkek’s winters seem to have come out of a story.
The small houses are the part of a fantasy, the same as dominant trees associating various forms and states, knotty and softened by the snow whiteness, as the sparkle on darkened and warm masses of clouds.
Even through a narrowed range of colours Martin Mehkek shows brilliant sensitiveness to colour.
Martin Mehkek died on 1st July 2014.
The art of Zvonimir Mihanovic draws inspiration from the picturesque harbours, marine vistas and small villages scattered along the beautiful Dalmatian coast of the Adriatic Sea.
Born in 1946 near Split, Croatia, he studied art for many years in his native land and then continued his studies in Italy and France. He has achieved worldwide fame for his paintings, which present a realism of peace and tranquility.
His exceptional talent was recognized at an early age. This was later confirmed when, in 1978, he was awarded the grand prize of the prestigious Salon d’Automne in Paris.
In 1966 his work was chosen to be exhibited in the Croatian Pavilion at the Atlanta Summer Olympics. The following year he was honored by U.N.E.S.C.O., in Paris, with an exhibition of his work as part of the celebration of the cultural history of his beloved city, Split. That same year he was awarded the highest cultural honor that his country can bestow, the Order of the Morning Star.
Mihanovic has had numerous one-man exhibitions of his work in the United States, including, New York, Chicago, Palm Beach, Aspen and Los Angeles. The Museum of Modern Art, Zagreb, and other European museums also possess his works, as do collectors in Europe, Latin America and the United States. In further recognition and appreciation of his talent, his native country Croatia has issued postage stamps, which carry his beautiful images throughout the world.
Sergije Mihić was born in Rijeka in 1942.
He graduated from the Zagreb Academy of Visual Arts in the class of prof. Antuna Mezdjić in 1966.
He is known for his map of linocuts “Panoptikum” from 1984.
He founded the Open Studio in Karlobag in 2003.
He lives and works in Gospić.
Boris Mihoković was born in Zagreb.
After graduating from a gymnasium he enrolled into a college in Zagreb and graduated in architecture.
He started painting and having exhibitions more fervently in 1978.
He mostly paints naive art on glass.
He lives and works in Zagreb.
Pero Mijić was born on the 25th of August, 1951 in Čardak, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
He graduated from the Zagreb Pedagogy Academy on the physics - mathematics department.
He has been a member of the Vrbovec Visual Art Society since 1992.
He lives and works in Vrbovec.
Bane Milenković was born on the 9th of August, 1963 in Novi Sad.
He graduated from the School of Applied Arts in Zagreb,
in which he also graduated from the Zagreb Academy of Visual Arts in 1988 in the class of prof Ferdinand Kulmer.
He has presented his works in over 100 solo exhibitions both in Croatia and abroad, and in over 140 group exhibitions.
He has received multiple awards.
He also dabbles in sculpting, ceramics and scenography.
He lives and works in Zagreb.
Jean Miotte was born on the 8th of September 1926 in Paris.
He was taught by modern painters Achille-Emile Othon Friesz and Ossip Zadkine.
He moved to New York in 1961 where he met Mark Rothko i Robert Motherwell.
His works are currently displayed in many museums, including the Museum of Modern Art in Paris, The National Museum in Singapore, The Museum of Contemporary Art in Dunkirk etc.
He died on the 1st of March 2016 in New York.
Milotić Mladen was born in 1950. in Pula.
He started with painting, sculpting and printmaking in 1970.
He has had over 100 solo and over 300 group exhibitions in Croatia and abroad.
He is a member of the Croatian Society of Visual Artists Rijeka and Istria.
He is the owner and director of the “Milotić” gallery in Pula.
Dean Mišljenović was born in Zagreb in 1978.
He started working as a painter after finishing high school.
He has been painting for 10 years together with his father, the painter Vladimir Mišljenović and uncle Nenad Božić.
He paints in various techniques: aquarelle (watercolors), pastel, acrylic and oil.
He has participated in many art colonies.
Edo Murtić was born in 1921, in Velika Pisanica near Bjelovar.
He graduated from the Zagreb Academy of Fine Arts.
His huge body of work includes easel paintings, mosaics, frescos, enamel, graphic prints and scene designs.
He was a member of Croatian Academy of Arts and Sciences.
He died in Zagreb in January 2005.
Milan Napan was born in 1951. in Hlebine.
He is a master glass-cutter.
He started pursuing painting in1968.
He has had exhibitions in Croatia, Austria, Italy and Germany.
He held a painting and frame salon in Koprivnica in which many exhibitions were held.
Krešimir Nikšić was born in Zagreb in 1961.
He graduated from the Centre for Culture and Art in Zagreb.
He graduated from the College for visual arts in Ljubljana, and learned in Dino Trtovac’s private school.
He finished his post-graduate studies at the Academy of Visual Arts in Ljubljana, mentored by Zmago Lenardič in 2009.
He is a member of the Zagreb Croatian Society of Visual Artists and Croatian Society of Independent Artists.
Stipe Nobilo was born in Lumbarda on the island of Korčula in 1945.
He had frequented Pedagogy Academy in Split and graduated in class of prof. Ante Kaštelančić.
Later he also graduated from Art Academy of Zagreb in 1971 in class of prof. Šime Perić.
Sašo Petroševski Novak was born in Rijeka in 1953.
He started working as a professional painter in 1988.
He learned about drawing and painting in the Art centre in Zagreb.
He has had over 50 solo exhibitions in Croatia and abroad.
He has participated in over 40 group exhibitions and over 60 art colonies.
He has donated over 200 paintings to help victims of the Balkan Civil War.
He lives and works in Zagreb and Rovinj.
Zoltan Novak was born on the 19th of March, 1963 in Zagreb.
After graduating from Graphic school he enrolled into the Zagreb Academy of Visual Arts in 1983.
He studied on the teacher department under prof. Nikola Koydl and Nikola Keser.
He graduated in 1989, mentored by prof. Zlatko Kauzlarić Atač.
He worked as an art professor in the Zagreb Artist gymnasium from 1997 to 2003.
He has been an art professor at the Zagreb Academy of Visual Arts since 2004.
He has been a member of the Croatian Society of Visual Artists and Croatian Society of Independent Artists since 1988, and a member of Matica hrvatska since 2006.
He was awarded the “Red Danice hrvatske” medal with the image of Marko Marulić for his exceptional contributions to culture.
Izvor Oreb was born in 1946. in Vela Luka, the island Korcula.
He finished The Fine Arts High School in Split 1966.
The same year he came to Zagreb and started Padagogy Academy from which he graduated in 1968.
He immediatelly entered the Academy of Fine Arts, class prof. Grga Antunac and prof. Valerija Michielia.
After the Academy he was acepted into Master’s workshop by Ms Frane Krsinic. He remained there until 1978.
Izvor Oreb had the first antonomous exibition in Korcula 1967.
He published the book of dialectal poetry in 1990. ″Lanterna na skoju″ which had two more enriched editons.
He made the monument of the monk Grga Martic allocated in Posusje 1999.
His book of poetry ″I suza mi pade″ was published 1999. The same year he published together with his spouse the book of comedies ″Vrag odnio salu″.
He lives in Zagreb and Vela Luka.
Zdravko Pal was born on October 11, 1976 in Daruvar.
In 2002 he graduated painting from the class of Professor Igor Roncevic at the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb.
Since 2001 he had more than twenty exhibitions in Croatia and abroad.
Dalibor Parać was born on the 20th of June, 1921 in Solin.
He graduated from the Zagreb Academy of Visual Arts in 1948.
He was an associate of the Krsto Hegedušić master workshop from 1950 to 1952.
He worked as a teacher and headmaster of the School of Applied Art from 1952 to 1962.
He worked as a professor at the Zagreb Academy of Visual Arts until his retirement in 1986.
He received the “Vladimir Nazor” lifetime achievement award in 1992.
Dalibor Parać passed away on the 13th of February, 2009 in Zagreb.
Frane Paro was born on the 5th of April, 1940 in Zagreb.
He graduated from the Academy of Visual Arts in 1964 in the class of prof. Albert Kinert,
and later took a special graphics class by prof. Marijan Detoni.
He has published multiple bibliophile editions, graphic maps and the book “Grafika Marginalije o crno-bijelom” (1991.).
He works in illustrations, graphic design and studying glagolitic typography.
Rudolf Pater was born in 1951 in Banja Luka.
He graduated in Literature and Philosophy from the Zagreb University, in 1977.
He lived, worked and exhibited in Bruxelles, Baton Rouge and Vicenza, up to 1992.
Rudolf Pater is the member of Croatian Association of Artists.
He lives and works in Dubrovnik and Zagreb.
Lukša Peko was born on the 24th of April, 1941 in Dubrovnik.
He enrolled into the Zagreb Academy of Visual Arts (painting department) in 1961.
He graduated in 1965, mentored by Oton Postružnik and Đuro Tiljko, and received the graphic/print award from the Academy.
He had his first group exhibition with Josip Škerlj and Josip Trostmann in the Dubrovnik Art Gallery.
He enrolled into the Academy’s post-graduate graphic/print program in 1966.
He graduated in 1968. under prof. Marijan Detoni.
Srećko Perković was born in Našice in 1962.
He graduated in psychology and pedagogy at the Sarajevo College of Philosophy.
He is a member of the Vinkovci Croatian Society of Visual Artists.
He is the owner of the Našice studio-gallery “Templar”.
He had his first solo exhibition in Našice in 1986.
He often has group exhibitions with his son Jura Perković and his friend and mentor Tihomir Maroević.
Petrač Goran was born in Ludbreg in 1961.
He graduated from the Academy of Visual Arts in 1985 in the class of prof. Vasilije Jordan.
He has had over 50 exhibitions in Croatia and abroad.
He lives and works in Ludbreg.
Petraš Ivan was born in Dubrava near Vrbovec in 1963.
He is a member of art associations Vrbovec and Fortune-art in Zagreb.
His works are in many famous collections throughout the world, almost on every continent.
In addition to painting, professionally engaged in caricatures and illustrations.
Petraš is known as a painter of “mystical” spirit.
He had a large number of exhibitions and art colonies.
Ivan Petraš lives and works in Sesvetski Kraljevec near Zagreb.
Nada Pakasin-Petrić was born in Hlebine in 1960.
She had her first exhibition in 1975.
She is a member of the Art section “Podravka 72”.
She has had several solo and many group exhibitions in the world.
Miroslav Pintar was born in Zagreb in the year 1951. After he left school he got employed in Podravka, where he gets familiar with Hlebine school of naive painting. Fascinated with the paintings of famous naive painters he began to paint on the glass and this remains still today the basic way of his artistic expression. He is the member of Group »69« and ART NOVA.
He was awarded the prize »Golden brush« for the year 1990 in »Group 69«. Pintar is a master of organization, a director who entertains with his actors, because in his painting he surpasses with his artistic virtuosity all the problems of the profession dedicating himself freely to the search of the relationship between figures and artistic richness of the surface.
Sonja Pintar was born in 1951 in Bjelovar.
Now she lives and works in Zagreb.
She has been practising painting for a number of years and she has taken part in four one-man exhibitions and numerous collective and humanitarian exhibitions both in Croatia and abroad.
She is the member of Painters’ Association “Grupa 69”.
Goranka Politeo was born in Slavonski Brod in 1956.
She graduated at the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb in 1983 (the class of professor Albert Kinert).
Up to now, Goranka Politeo has displayed her paintings at more than 100 collective and independent exhibitions.
She lives and works in Zagreb, Croatia.
Đuro Popec was born on the 5th of April, 1943 in Gornja šuma by Molve in Podravina.
He started working as a painter in 1972.
His first solo exhibition was in 1978.
He has had many exhibitions in the world.
Dimitrije Popovic was born on 4 March 1951 in Cetinje (Montenegro).
He graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb in 1976.
During his stay in Paris he met the Parisian collector Davrier in 1974, and in 1978 exhibited as part of his collection in the Alexander Braumuller Gallery with the artists Salvador Dali, Ernst Fuchs, Victor Brauner, Dado Djuric, Leonora Fini and others.
In Pforzheim the Galeria Liberta and the Universal Fine Arts from Washington organised his joint exhibition of prints with Salvador Dali in 1982. In the same year, to mark the great jubilee Leonardo a Milano 1482 – 1982, he exhibited the cycle of drawings Omaggio a Leonardo in the Milan Palazzo Sorami.
At the 27th International Art Festival Due mondi the town of Spoleto, in which that festival was held, organised his exhibition of paintings, drawings and prints.
In the jubilee year of two thousand years of Christianity he exhibited in Rome a cycle of crucifixions Corpus mysticum in Sant Andrea al Quirinale, Santa Maria del Popolo – I Agostiniana arte sacra conteporanea and in the Pantheon.
He is one of the fifteen artists, art critics and philosophers (M. Botta, M. Cacciari, M. Paladino and P. Portghesi) who were invited to write an answer to the Letter of Pope John Paul II to Artists. The answers were published in the book Artists Answer Pope John Paul II, published by Sri spa-Milano, 2003.
Popović Jagoda was born in Zagreb on the 4th of January, 1953.
She graduated from The Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb in the class of prof. Šime Perić in 1977.
She is a member of the Croatian Society of Visual Artists (HDLU).
She worked as a restorer for the Mimara museum and the Art Restoration Institute in Zagreb.
She lives in Zagreb with her husband, academic painter Dimitrije Popović.
Sonja Poropat was born in 1959 in Zagreb.
She was taught about painting by prof. Dora Kovačević.
She has had 12 solo exhibitions all over Europe.
She is a member of the Croatian Society of Visual Artists.
She lives and works in Dugo Selo.
Ante Potocnjak was born in Rijeka on 22nd February 1955, and lives and works in the nearby Kastav.
Since 1970s he has been actively involved in painting and, together with his friend Bruno Paladin he founds the art group “Friends of the Sea”. Then follow exhibitions in Mali salon of Moderna Galerija Rijeka (Gallery of Modern Art), in Guvernerova palača (Governor’s palace) and in Jugolinija Club in Kostrena.
Towards the end of 1980s he starts developing his specific attitude towards the architecture of interiors which soon results in the reconstruction and re-designing of the Town Hall in Opatija - a gem of the Central European architecture.
The decoration of interiors of representative ships becomes a particular challenge so that he decorates the whole interior of” AI Farah” - Moamer AI Gadafi’s yacht, and designs the interior of m/v “Učka”, ex “Podgorka” , the yacht that belonged to Josip Broz Tito.
Jointly with well known scene and costume designers he takes part in more than 20 premiers, among which there was also the mega project of Puccini’s “Turandot” in the National Theatre in Rijeka.
In addition to the activities mentioned above, he organises exhibitions of his paintings and takes part in collective ones, so as a tradition he takes part in “Mandrać”-Volosko and “Grizia” in Rovinj, as well as in Grad Rijeka (summer 2000). Potocnjak is also involved in promoting artists and gathers them in the Rijeka Alternative Group and they tend to decorate the interiors of the local hospital. Potocnjak has three permanent exhibitions at the Clinical Hospital in Rijeka, while a fourth one is about to be opened.
At the beginning of 2002 Potocnjak had a big retrospective exhibition in Triest where he was presented to the Italian admirers of art, and he goes on promoting the Croatian modern art exposing in the prestige Matrix Gallery in which most prominent Croatian artists like Murtic, Diminic and Pulitika used to have exhibitions.
Zlatko Prica was born in the Hungarian town of Pecs in 1916. Pecs is a town distinguished by culture, and its history also involves the lives, or part thereof, of many Croatian artists and known personalities: Ivan Česmički, who became the bishop of Pecs at the age of 26 and one of the great Humanist men of letters; Matija Petar Katančić, Croatian writer, historian and archeologist; August Šenoa, who attended grammar school there; and Miroslav Krleža, who attended the local cadet school.
In the same year Arp and Tzara founded the Dada movement, and the Cabaret Voltaire in Zurich, the Dadaist headquarters of sorts, had just opened its doors. The Austro-Hungarian emperor Francis Joseph also died in the same year, and Einstein, after his scientific studies of light, developed the general theory of relativity. Of course, Prica’s growth started in Zagreb, where he came as a child. Very early on he showed interest in his vocation, and even before his studies at the Zagreb Academy of Fine Arts, and as a student, he drew inspiration and knowledge from the holdings of the Modern Art Gallery in Zagreb, more precisely from the layout arranged by Ljubo Babić, who was later to be his professor along with others such as Mujadžić and Krsto Hegedušić.
He enrolled in the academy in 1937 and graduated in 1940. He staged his first one-man show only a year after graduation, in 1941, at the Art Pavilion in Zagreb. At this, his very first exhibition he was honoured by the visit of Prof. Artur Schneider, who purchased the first paintings of the young artist for the Graphic Art Collection of the National and University Library.
In the same year he was arrested and interned in the Danica concentration camp near Koprivnica, where he documented with drawings the drama of concentration camp life. In 1943 he joined the partisans. Together with the painter Edo Murtić he illustrated the poem The Pit by Ivan Goran Kovačić.
The fifties were a period of several travels important for the life and work of Prica the painter (Stockholm, India, Brazil, London). He exhibited his work in New Delhi.
In Zagreb he founded the Grupa 58 and Grupa Mart art groups. In the late sixties he was one of the founders of the Forum Art Gallery in Zagreb.
Zlatko Prica was a full member of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts. For his creative work and cultural activity he has been awarded the highest state prizes and awards, such as the Vladimir Nazor Life Achievement Award and others.
He has taken part in many exhibitions in Croatia and abroad. His work is also exhibited in many museums in Croatia and other countries, among which particular mention should be made of the Museo de Arte Moderna, Sao Paulo, and the Tate Gallery in London.
Two monographs bave been published about Zlatko Prica: a representative one by the Italian publisher Luigi de Tullio, Milan, and another written by Ivo Šimat Banov.
In his extensive creative work (painting, drawing, graphic art, mosaic, fresco, ceramics, etc.) Prica has used almost every art technique (oil, tempera, pastel, watercolour, India ink, gouache, charcoal).
Zlatko Prica passed away in Rijeka in 2003.
Ivica Propadalo was born on the 13th of March, 1950 in Livno.
He graduated from the Sarajevo College of Electrical Engineering.
He was a member of the famous rock bands “Teška industrija” and “COD”.
He designed statuettes for several awards: Porin, Dora, “Plavi i zeleni turistički cvijet”, “Djelatnik godine”, “Zlatna penkala hrvatske turističke zajednice”.
He has had over 70 solo exhibitions and over 250 group exhibitions in the world.
He has been living and working in Zagreb since 1977.
Mile Prpa was born in Siverić on the 2nd of August, 1944.
He is an author, a painter, a philosopher, a columnist and a poet.
He is the author of a book of sonnets known as “Rhapsody of Sonnets”.
He has painted over 600 paintings, mostly in the technique of oil on glass.
Djuro Pulitika was born in 1922, in Bosanka near Dubrovnik.
He was a student at the Zagreb Academy of Fine Arts.
He graduated from the Art School in Cetinje, i.e., Herceg Novi.
Artist Djuro Pulitika died in Dubrovnik on 14. December 2006.
Ivan Rabuzin was born in Ključ near Novi Marof in Croatia on March 27. 1921.
His father was a miner and Ivan was the 6th child in a family with 11 children.
After primary school he first worked with his father and later he was trained as a carpenter in Zagreb.
In 1944. he starts drawing figures and landscapes.
Between 1945 and 1947 he is designing furniture and taking evening classes at the academy of arts in Zagreb. While working in Novi Marof he continues to develop his painting techniques and landscapes in his spare time and during the holidays.
From 1958 onwards he has dewoted himself entirely to his art.
As early as 1959 Rabuzin descovered his own unique themes and style. It means departure from traditional,naive painting with its tradition in the then Yugoslavia.
He deliberately moved away from realistic structures and concrete shapes to create a world that was entirely his own.
In 1973 his first mayor exhibition is held in Mona Lisa art gallery in Paris.
As his art develops he also applies his talents to oil painting and graphic art, he makes designs for China and his characteristic style also appears in tapesties.
To date his work has been shown in over a hundred exhibitions.
A special exhibition of his entire work was held in Zagreb in Octobar/November 1992. On this occasion a book was published presenting most of his work together with an overview of his exhibitions and publications of his art.
Many museums all over the world have include Rabuzin`s work in their collections
Ivan Rabuzin passed away on the 18th of December, 2008 in Varaždin.
Vanja Radaus was born on 29. 4. 1906 in Vinkovci. He died on 24. 4. 1975. in Zagreb.
He studied sculpturing at the Art Academy in Zagreb (R. Valdec, R. Franges, I. Mestrovic).
After having graduated he left to Paris and stayed there for one year.
In the period 1932-1934 he took part in the exhibitions of the association “Zemlja”.
In 1939 he completed the monument to the fighters died in the 1st world war on Zagreb cemetery Mirogoj, and this same year he had his first one-man exhibition in Salon Ulrich in Zagreb.
Since 1945 he was professor at Art Academy and since 1947 he was the member of Academy of Sciences and Arts.
Till 1955 he created several monuments to the fighters died during Liberation War. After that his artistic world was expressed in numerous sculptures, paintings and graphic, which were dispalyed at the exhibitions in Zagreb, Osijek, Vinkovci, Vukovar, Rijeka, Ljubljana and other.
Vjekoslav Vojo Radoicic was born in 1930 in Pozega.
He was a full member of the Croatian Society of Artists from Rijeka and Zagreb, and VBKO (Verein Bildenden Kunsler Osterreich, Vienna-Schonbrun).
He created paintings, small sculptures, illustrations for children, applied graphics and textile design.
He had more than 160 one-man exhibitions at home and abroad.
Vojo Radoicic has produced over 50 scenes for television and theater in the country and abroad.
He has received numerous awards and prizes for contribution to culture. He received the “Grigor Vitez” award in 1984, and the “Ivana Brlic Mazuranic” award in 1989 for the illustration of children’s books.
In 2002 he was nominated for the “Hans Christian Andersen” award for illustration. He died in RIjeka on the 15th of July 2017, aged 86.
Nevenka Rehorović Matas was born in Gola in 1948, and she began to paint with less than sixteen years.
Seeing her drawings, famous painter Ivan Generalic sensed that she would develop into an excellent artist, and she was inspired to begin painting with oil paints.
Since 1965. Nevenka Rehorović - Matas has grown by an experienced artist who skillfully handled the composition, drawing and color and knows how to choose the right theme for her painting.
The motives of her paintings are different - most are winter landscapes of plains, village, village life from her childhood, but the image and interior, still life, portraits.
Nevenka Rehorović-Matas has prepared more than twenty solo exhibitions (the first time exhibited in Koprivnica 1967.)
Then follows her solo exhibition in Varazdin, Krapina, Belgrade, Ohrid, Skopje, Bologna, Bobfingen, Vienna, Salzburg, Salzburg, Modena, Novara and other the cities.
She worked on more than 200 group exhibitions at home and abroad.
Nikola Reiser is born on 14 October 1918 in Mirnovac near Samobor.
From 1939 to 1943 he studied at Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb in the class of professor Vladimir Becić.
In 1945 continued his studies. Graduated in the class of professor O. Postružnik.
From 1969 to 1983 taught at the Academy in Zagreb, ran a Master`s Workshop for painting (1978-1985) and has been a member of the Croatian Academy of Science and Arts (HAZU) since 1977.
He published several folios of graphics. Solo exhibitions in Zagreb, Split, Toronto, Bern etc.
Nikola Reiser died 23.3.2012. in Zagreb.
Rešček Sanja was born in Zagreb in 1978.
She graduated from the Academy of Visual Arts in 2001 in the class of prof. Zdravko Tišljar.
She received the “Grigor Vitez” award as the best children’s book illustrator in 2003.
She has published over 40 picture books in Croatia and abroad.
Rubido Dalibor was born in Sisak in 1971.
He graduated from the School of applied art with a focus on sculpting.
He graduated from the Academy of art in Zagreb in the class of proffesor Đuro Seder, majoring in painting.
He participated in several art colonies in Plitvica lakes and one in Malinska on the island of Krk in 2004.
He is a big fan of nature, particularly water, which is his main inspiration when it comes to painting.
Together with painting, Rubido also makes unique furniture, sculptures and ceramic art.
Antonia Ruskovic was born in 1973 in Dubrovnik, Croatia.
1992 she entered the faculty of Philosophy and in 1995 Zagreb Academy of Fine Arts.
She graduated painting in the class of Prof. Đuro Seder.
She lives and works in Konavle.
Milica Savić was born in 1940.
She graduated from the Zagreb Academy of Visual Arts.
She mostly painted with watercolors.
She is the mother of painter Tomo Savić Gecan.
Milica Savić passed away in 1998.
Željko Seleš was born on the 20th of August, 1954 in Đurđevac in Podravina.
He has been painting in the technique of oil on glass since 1969, and had his first solo exhibition in 1972.
He is a member of the Society of Naive Visual Artists of Croatia.
He has had over 30 solo and over 100 group exhibitions in the world.
He lives and works in Zagreb.
Sikirica Stipe was born on the 29th of April, 1933 in Jabuka by Trilj.
He graduated from the Zagreb Academy of Visual Arts in the class of prof. Vanja Radauš in 1958.
He is one of the founders of the Široki Brijeg Academy of Visual Arts
(together with Vasilije Jordan, Miroslav Šutej and Nada Pivac).
He lives and works in Zagreb.
SIrbubalo Alen was born in 1985 in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
He graduated from the Zagreb Academy of Visual Arts in Zagreb.
His style varies from abstraction to realism with a tendency towards brighter colors and some type of figuration.
He primarily paints using oils and acrylic colors.
He lives and works in Zagreb.
Sirotić Zlatko was born in Zagreb in the year 1945.
In 1965 he graduated at the Art school in Zagreb.
Six years later Zlatko Sirotić graduated at the Academy of Arts in Zagreb, in the class of the prof. Šime Perić.
He was working with Krsto Hegedušić, famous Croatian artist between 1971 and 1974.
Zlatko Sirotić lives and works in Zagreb.
Mate Solis was born in Zadar in the year 1935.
He attended grammar school in Cres and Rijeka, and then completed the School of Applied Arts in Zagreb.
1962. he graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb.
Initially he painted on the borders of abstraction, and later begins to emphasize the volume and color gamut, and then transferred to expressionist and surrealist phase.
At a later stage once again returned to abstract painting, with great drawings.
Solis mainly paints using oils and watercolors.
He has exhibited in Rijeka, Klagenfurt, Hamburg, Cres and elsewhere.
He is the author of numerous mural decoration in the hotels (Punta in Veli Losinj, Cres and Kimen in Aurora in Mali Losinj)  and the banks, and is engaged in furnishing books.
Mate Solis passed away on the 12th of November, 2019.
Peter Stämpfli was born on the 3rd July 1937 in Dreisswil (Switzerland).
His work belongs to the European Pop art and Figuration Narrative movement.
He studied in the Fine Arts School of Bienne in 1954 and in the Max von Mühlenen Studio in Bern in 1956.
Today he lives and works in Paris.
Stipica Vjekoslav was born in 1944. in Žrnovnica by Split.
He graduated from the Zagreb Academy of Visual Arts in 1977.
He was a professor at The Split Academy of Visual Arts for a while.
He has had over 100 solo and group exhibitions in Croatia and abroad.
Marija Delić Suzak was born on the 8th of December, 1933.
She graduate from the Pedagogy academy in the class of prof. Mladen Veža.
She studied art history and graduated from the Zagreb College of Philosophy.
She was a member of the Zagreb Russian minority.
Marija Delić Suzak died on the 20th of April, 2021.
Vilim Svečnjak was born on the 12th of July, 1906 in Zagreb.
He was taught about painting by Mihovil Krušlin, Angeli Radovani and Zlatko Šulentić while in high school.
He enrolled in the Zagreb Academy of Visual Arts (sculpting department) in 1927., and managed to switch to the painting department in 1929.
He was taught by Ljubo Babić, Maksimilijan Vanka, Vladimir Becić, Tomislav Krizman i Marino Tartaglia.
He was a member of the group “Zemlja”, the group “Napredni hrvatski umjetnici”, one of the founders of the group “Mart”, the founder of the group “Ars”.
He has received numerous awards, including the “Vladimir Nazor” lifetime achievement award in 1978 and the “City of Zagreb” award in 1988.
Vilim Svečnjak passed away in Zagreb on the 3rd of June, 1993.
Szilvassy Predrag was born on the 1st of May, 1967 in Karlovac.
He studied art at the Ljubljana Art House in Slovenia.
He has had 32 solo and over 100 group exhibitions in Slovenia, Italy and Croatia.
He lives and works in Slovenia and Croatia.
Fahrudin Šadić was born 03.03.1956 in Slavonski Brod, Croatia.
When he was fifteen he become scenographer for amateur theatre performance.
When Šadić came to Zagreb in 1975, he was enthusiastic of the big city and his art form.
He has some exhibits in Croatia and abroad - 1982 Zagreb, 1985 Los Angeles, 1986/87 Washington, 1988/89 Milano/Zagreb, 1989 Berlin, 1992 Colorado, Denver, 1993 Berlin, 1997 Zagreb….
Josip Šarić was born on the 1st of August, 1968 in Livno.
He graduated from the Zagreb Academy of Visual Arts in the class of prof. Ante Kuduz in 1999.
He has had two well known solo exhibitions, “The Joy of Living” and “Vedutas of Zagreb”.
He has been a member of the Croatian Society of Visual Artists since 2000.
He lives and works in Zagreb.
Ivo Šebalj was born on the 25th of June, 1912 in Zagreb.
He graduated from the Zagreb Academy of Visual Arts in 1942 in the class of prof. Marino Tartaglia.
He worked as a teacher in the Zagreb School of Applied Arts from 1954 to 1961, and as a professor at the Zagreb Academy of Visual Arts from 1961 to 1978.
He reiceved the medal of the Order of “Danica hrvatska” with the image of Marko Marulić in 1996.
Ivo Šebalj passed away on the 19th of February, 2002 in Zagreb.
Šercar Hrvoje was born on the 14th of December, 1936 in Zagreb.
He was an associate of the Krsto Hegedušić Master workshop from 1964 to 1969.
He has had his art displayed on around 60 solo and over 100 group exhibitions in Croatia and abroad.
He was awarded the “Danica hrvatske” medal bearing the face of Marko Marulić.
He received around 50 acknowledgements for artwork he has done in the service of charity.
Šercar Hrvoje passed away on the 15th of November, 2014 in Zagreb.
Duško Šibl was born on 25.8.1951. in Zagreb.
In 1977. he graduated at the Faculty of Philosophy in Zagreb, a group of comparative literature and art history.
1982. he graduated painting in London in the Byam Shaw School of Art.
Postgraduate studies completed at the Royal College of Art in 1986.
Duško Šibl has many exhibitions (Zagreb, London, Sarajevo, Krk, Zadar, Split…).
He lives and works in Zagreb, London and Dubrovnik.
Ivica Šiško was born on the 24th of January, 1946 in Livno.
He graduated from the Zagreb Academy of Visual Arts in the class of prof. Frano Baće.
He was an associate of the Krsto Hegedušić and Ljubo Ivančić master workshop from 1974 to 1978.
He has been working as a graphics/print professor of the Zagreb AVA teaching department since 1986.
He has received many awards, including: The golden medal for his graphic work at the 7th International Biennale of Fine Arts in Barcelona in 1979, the Ljubljana Modern Gallery jury award at the 11th graphics exhibition in 1980,
The Vjesnik “Josip Račić” award in 1981 and the Art Pavillion Collegium Artisticum Sarajevo award at the 13th Zagreb graphics exhibitions in 1984.
Josip Škerlj was born in Dubrovnik in 1941.
He graduated from the Zagreb Academy of VIsual Arts in the class of prof. Oton Postružnik.
He worked as an art teacher in various Dubrovnik elementary schools until his retirement in 2006.
He belongs to the successors of the popular Dubrovnik colorful school known as “The Second Trefoil” together with Josip Pino Trostmann and Lukša Peko.
He also dabbles in poetry, and has published poems and short stories in around 10 books.
He lives and works in Dubrovnik.
Darko Škoda was born in 1972 in Zagreb.
He studied painting and exhibited his works in Germany and The Netherlands from 1995 to 1997.
He enrolled into the Zagreb Academy of Visual Arts in 1998.
He graduated in 2002 in the class of prof. Zlatko Kauzlarić Atač.
Ljubo Škrnjug was born on the 18th of April, 1925 in Velika Erpenja next to Zabok to a family of teachers.
He spent his childhood in Lužani by Slavonski Brod, where his family moved the year he was born.
He moved to Zagreb in 1935, where he finished high school and enrolled in The Academy of Visual Arts.
He graduated in 1952 in the class of prof. Ljubo Babić.
He worked at the academy as a honorary assistant lecturer from 1962 to 1969,
and became a professor at the Phnom Pehn Royal Academy in Cambodia in 1969.
He worked in the Zagreb School of Applied Arts graphics department from 1970 until his retirement in 1990.
He had solo exhibitions in Zagreb, Opatija, Sarajevo, Rovinj, Le Havre, Vinkovci and Maribor.
Ljubo Škrnjug passed away on the 15th of April, 2007 in Zagreb.
Slavko Šohaj was born on the 8th of June, 1901 in Zagreb.
He graduated from the Zagreb Academy of Visual Arts in 1931.
He was an art associate of the Zagreb Archeological Museum from 1935 to 1965.
He received the “Vladimir Nazor” lifetime achievement award in 1978.
Slavko Šohaj passed away on the 2nd of January, 2003 in Zagreb.
Šutej Miroslav was born on the 29th of April, 1936 in Duga Resa.
He graduated from the Zagreb Academy of Visual Arts in the class of prof. Marijan Detoni in 1961.
He was an associate of the Krsto Hegedušić Master workshop from 1961. to 1963.
He was awarded the Grand-Prix for painting on the 3rd Biennale de Paris in 1963.
He taught at the Zagreb Academy of Visual Arts from 1978 to 2005.
He designed the Croatian Coat of arms, the Croatian kuna paper bills, the first Croatian National Football team Jersey
and many other iconic symbols of The Republic of Croatia.
Šutej Miroslav passed away on the 13th of May, 2005 in Krapinske Toplice.
Antun Boris Švaljek was born on the 10th of June, 1951 in Zagreb.
He graduated from the Zagreb Academy of Visual Arts in 1974.
He was an associate of the Krsto Hegedušić and Ljubo Ivančić master workshop from 1974 to 1977.
He has had over 100 solo exhibitions and over 600 group exhibitions in Croatia and abroad.
He was awarded the medal of the Order of “Danica hrvatska” with the image of Marko Marulić in 1996.
He is an associate professor at the Mostar University Academy of Visual Arts in Široki Brijeg.
Dražen Tetec was born on 24 January 1972 in Koprivnica.
He grew up and lives in Hlebine where he completed his elementary school.
In the gentle and peaceful environment of Podravina plain he takes the brush and paint, and in 1991 began the first oil paint on glass.
After the first group exhibition in 1992 in the Hlebine gallery Tetec started his cooperation with Joseph Generalić who teaches him how to express his own unique technique on the glass.
The result of this cooperation are 3 individual exhibitions in Zagreb and in the Hlebine Gallery.
After that the painter moves independently with its artistic path.
As a diligent and talented painter so far he has had over hundred collective exhibitions and ten solo exhibitions.
He is a memeber of the ‘’ Croatian Naive Artists Association”, “Association of Hlebine painters and Naive sculpture ” and the art section “Podravka 72.”
His oils on canvas and glass are in many private collections and galleries, and promise continuity of the “Hlebine school of painting.”
Dražen Tetec lives and workes in his studio in Hlebine.
Milan Todić was born on January 31 st 1965 in Šabac.
He attended Graphic Design Department of Secondary School for Design in Novi Sad.
In 1985, he arrived at Celje.
He attended The Academy for Fine Arts in Zagreb at the Painting Department in the c1asses of profesor s Friščić
and Kauzlarič Atač, and graduaded there in the year 1992.
He lives and works in Celje.
Denis Toth was born in Koprivnica in 1980.
His father is the famous Croatian Naive Art painter Mato Toth.
He is one of the youngest Naive Art painters.
He started painting at age four.
He had his first solo exhibition in 1988.
He is a member of the visual art section “Podravka 72” and has participated in many art colonies.
He lives and works in Koprivnica.
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Mato Toth born in year 1954 in the village Repas near Drava river.
He began painting on the glass when he was 15 years old.
He displayed his works for the first time at the group exhibition of the “Molve Circle” painters in 1972.
After that numerous exhibitions in the country and abroad have followed.
Mato Toth creates singular paintings of subtle colouring with the figures depicted in pastel shades, and yet it all vanishes in or emerges from a sort of haze. Such an atmosphere is present in the most of his paintings.
Mato Toth died 31.12.2018. in Koprivnica.
Travaš Sunčica was born on the 10th of June, 1965 in Zagreb.
She finished elementary and high school in Zagreb, where she also graduated from Law School.
She started to focus on painting in 1996.
She is a member of the Croatian Society of Visual Artists and the Cooperative of Croatian Visual Artists.
Siniša Trbojević was born in Slavonski Brod in 1956, the town he has never left.
His extraordinary instinct to express himself through painting, almost the imperative of his character and life took him for several years to schooling in the atellier of the famous academic painter Zdravko Ćosić.
After four years of education Siniša started to produce his own works.
Up to now he has prepared ten individual exhibitions in Slavonski Brod and Zagreb, followed by more than a hundred collective exhihitions in cultural centres in Croatia and abroad.
Siniša Trbojević lives and works in Slavonski Brod.
Marko Trebotić was born in Milna, Brač.
He finished Classical Gymnasium in Split and he graduated from Belgrade College of Architecture.
During the year 1971. and 1972. he attended the famous Folkwangschule, in Essen.
From 1970., he started to exhibit intensively worldwide, where he completed over a hundred independent and more than a three hundred group exhibitions.
Five monographs about his work had been published, and his work can be found in many Croatian and foreign collections and museums.
Several television films are made about his work.
He published around twenty graphic-poetical maps together with prominent Croatian and foreign poets.
Haris Trobradović was born in Zagreb forty years ago.
From early youth, was tied for arts, deals with the design framework, which resulted in personal engagement in this field.
In the past few years, participating in charity art colony as an organizer and artist.
He lives and works in Zagreb.
Josip Trostmann was born in Dubrovnik on the 9th of June, 1938.
He was taught about portrait art in the Ivo Dulčić Night school from age nine.
He graduated from the Zagreb Academy of Visual Arts in 1963.
He became a member of the Croatian Society of Visual Artists and had his first solo exhibition in Dubrovnik the same year.
He started working as a teacher in 1968.
He has participated in many solo and group exhibitions all over the world.
Zorica Turkalj was born in 1943. in Zagreb.
She graduated At the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb in the class of prof. A. Mezdjić.
Since 1969. to 1994. she prepared more than 100 solo exhibitions in Croatia and abroad.
Butterflies in flight, flowers and landscapes of cities are the motives that Zorica Turkalj paint mostly.
She lives and works in Zagreb.
Željko Uremović was born 1957 in a small village in Slavonia, east Croatia.
He graduated painting from the Zagreb Art Academy in 1982 in the class of Professor Raoul Goldoni.
He held his first independent exhibition in 1985.
He held over 20 independent exhibitions in Croatia, Germany, The Netherlands, France, Switzerland, Italy and Austria.
During the exhibition Grand Prix International d´Art Plastique held in 1990 in Nice, France he was awarded for originality of technique and work of art.
Željko Uremović is member of the International Christian Media Congress (ICMC) from the date of its foundation in Sheffield, U.K. in 1991.
He participated to several international conferences of artists – Christians (Austria, 1993, Hungary, 1995, Croatia, 1999).
He has worked briefly for the fashion industry, in interior design and also taught art at a high school. Since 1987, he has been performing as an independent artist.
During the winter he lives in Prague, Czech Republic and in the summer season he works and exhibits in Trogir, Southern Dalmatia, in his Open Atelier Uremović.
Cristian Vallee (Kriki) was born in Paris in 1965.
He founded a group of artists known as Nuklé-Art and the punk band Les Envahisseurs (The invaders).
He is one of the originators of what is now known as Street Art.
He invented the character known as „Fuzz“, a robot which often appears in his art.
Stjepan Večenaj was born in Gola on December 24,1928.
He has painted since 1954 and received first instructions from his brother Ivan.
He displayed his painting for the first time independently in Gola in 1957.
Up to now he has had about hundred collective and independent exhibitions in the country and abroad.
Stjepan Večenaj is one of rare painters in whose paintings we shall not find major oscillations since his earliest, scarcely preserved works until today, either with respect to morphological or iconological basis.
Stjepan Večenaj died in Gola in the year 2000.
Vedriš Mirko was born in 1968 in Molve.
He graduated in graphic design.
He enrolled in the Educational Centre for Applied Art and Design in Zagreb.
His first exhibition was in 1980, and he has been a member of the “Molve Art Circle” since 1994.
Fadil Vejzović was born 1943 in Sarajevo.
Between 1962 and 1966 he study on Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb in class from professor Raula Golddonija.
From 1969 to this day work and is member of group “Brezovica”.
Since 1970 till 1975 postgraduate study of graphic by professor Clemensa Fischer on Academy der bildende Kunste in Nurnburg.
From 1976 to 1986 work by magazine Start as illustrator and graphic editor.
One-man exhibits: 1972 Zurich, 1973 Erlangen, 1974 Nurnberg, 1975 Zagreb, 1983 Varaždin, 1986-87 Zagreb/Sarajevo, 1990 Kronach, 1991 Nurnberg, 1993 Zagreb, 1996 Dubrovnik, 1999 Hvar, 2000 Zagreb/Varaždin…
Fadil Vejzović lives and works in Zagreb, Croatia.
Munir Vejzović was born at Doboj on 29 January 1945. He spent his childhood and completed elementary school is his native town and then moved to Sarajevo, where he enrolled in the Secondary Sc hoo I of Applied Arts (Department of Painting). There he first came into contact (through reproductions) with the works of Josip Račić, Miroslav Kraljević and Vladimir Becić. Upon graduation in 1965 he enrolled in the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb (Department of Painting). Among the courses that he studied there was an elective course in graphic arts taught by Professor Frano Baće.
Studying under Professors Ljubo Ivančić, Ivan Režek, Krsto Hegedušić, Vjekoslav Parač and Antun Mezdjić, he became acquainted with modern Croatian painting.
In the winter of 1968 he interrupted his studies and left for Paris carried by youthful restlessness and the passionate desire to experience at first hand the modern movements in this metropolis of art. However, the turbulent political situation and students’ unrest prompted him to cut short his stay in Pari s and return home. He resumed his studies at the Academy and graduated under Professor Antun Mezdjić in 1970. It was about that time that Vejzović began his fruitful cooperation and friendship with the critic and publicist Josip Depolo and, somewhat later, with the art collector and publisher Božo Biškupić.
1974 - First one-man exhibition of drawings, Medveščak Municipal Library, Zagreb
1977 - Painting teacher at the secondary school of applied arts, Zagreb 1976 - Co-founder and member of the Josip Račić Gallery in Zagreb, where he had one-man exhibitions in 1977, 1979, 1982 and 1987
1983 - First foreign exhibition at the Martin Molinary Gallery in New York, followed by the Prinzhorn in Vienna in 1984
1986 - The monotype graphics album Pastora/e was produced at the suggestion of the publisher Božo Biškupić, followed by the collectors’ edition of poetry and graphics in collaboration with the poet Dražen Katunarić, with the preface and introductory tex! by Josip Depolo and Ranko Marinković.
1986 - First monograph study of Vejzović‘s art, with an introduction by Josip Depolo, was published in Biškupić‘s series Pr/zrna.
1999 - Second monograph study, entitled That Dream, was published by Školska Knjiga, with the preface and introductory tex! by Luko Paljetak and Josip Depolo. One-man exhibitions were held in Istanbul and Ankara that Year.
2000 - The poetry and graphics album entitled Your Body, My Home, with the poet Arsen Dedić, introductory tex! by Andriana Škunca, was published by the Canavas Gallery in Zagreb.
Zdenko Velcic was born at Brsec, near Opatija in 1953. He began to go in for painting already in the elementary school. The painter is currently the member of the visual arts workshop - Opatija. He lives and creates in Rijeka.
Views and panoramas of towns, mostly those of seaside scenery, are the subject of Zdenko Velcic, who has differences in their appearance transformed into the sights of colouristic tension with a palette for which the basis of nearly every painting is the profusion of blue. Understandably, this is the colour that apart from the obviousness of the motive is almost symbolically connected to azure and thus reflects the spirit and breath of this Adriatic corner of the Mediterranean. His approach is based on the classical aesthetics but also he carries out the transformation whereof the aspect of impressionistic spontaneity, direct notation of beloved scenery, is brought to the threshold of painter’s acceptance. Velcic is not a guest before the theme but a frequent spectator and participant in the lively dwelling by the sea. However, this wonderful feeling of the scenery uniqueness, a certain dithyramb joy inscribed in lightning and colours of the south, which is transferred from painting to painting and does not cease even when Zagreb with its squares and streets becomes a part of his interest as a painter. The colouristic serenity of domicile is transferred to the ancient Stone Gates, Lotrscak Tower or Flowers Square. The space filled with strollers as those in Rijeka or Split promenades.
Through steadiness and quality Velcic reaffirms himself again and again as the author who is ranged among the most interesting contemporary Croatian landscape painters.
Vesel Franjo was born in 1950.
He started painting professionally in 1976.
He was taught by academic painter Dino Trtovac.
Mladen Veža was born on 7th February, 1916 in Brist.
He began to paint (and have never stopped) at the age of four or five. In 1927 when he was eleven-year old he made his first sculpture from an olive vein.
In 1928 he was admitted in a distinguished State-owned Crafts School which he finished in 1932 at the age of sixteen. In the year of 1933 before his 17th birthday he enrolled in the Art Academy in Zagreb (today Academy of Fine Arts) where he was studying painting. From the beginning of his studies he got in touch with with famous Vladimir Becić, then the only one alive from the Munchen group of three artists Račić, Kraljević, Becić. Mladen Veža graduated in 1937 in professor Vladimir Becić‘s class.
In 1938 he prepared his first independent exhibition together with Slavko Kopač in the reputable Zagreb Gallery, at the famous salon of Ulrich in the center of Zagreb.
At the end of 1938 twenty two year old Veža was included at the historical exhibition (important for many things) of the Croatian fine arts - Half a century of the Croatian Arts from 1878 to 1938.
With in the period from 1939 to 1945 Mladen Veža prepared only one independent exhibition which was set in Zagreb in 1940 at the Ulrich salon. At that time Mladen Veža was painting and occasionally teaching at schools in Zagreb, Mostar and Karlovac and after 1941 also in the two Zagreb state owned secondary schools till 1944 when he was dismissed.
Mladen Veža was being invited, primarily by Ivo Šrepel, director of Gallery of Modern Art in Zagreb, to the representative exhibitions, starting from the exhibition of Half a Century of the Croatian Art in 1938 to the 4th Exhibition of the Croatian Artists in 1944.
Arranged by Gallery of Modern Art, Veža exhibited together with the most representative Croatian living artists.
The year of 1946 marked the beginning of ULUH (Association of the Croatian Fine Artists) exhibitions. The first exhibition took place in the Art Pavilion in Zagreb. Veža is one of the founder of the Association, successfully engaged in development of the vital and artistic possibilities of the fine arts and his merits were exceptional but of course, not without any dispute. In any case, time has brought the judgement. Mladen Veža is one of the initiator of LIKUM (Society of the Croatian Fine Artists).
In 1950 Veža lived and created in Paris where he prepared his Parisian cycle or Cycle of Parisian motives which made him famous and recognized. In 1951 Veža prepared his first independent postwar exhibition and the fourth one in his career in Zagreb at the ULUH salon in which the Parisian motives were exhibited.
From 1932 up to the present he has been also active in illustration of books and picture-books. The Artist was consistently painting the cycle of Impressions from Childhood. Since 1968 he has been cooperating with Radost paper.
The period from 1973 to 1997 was the time of distinctive artistic and human recognitions, rewards and very merited medals In 1981 Mladen Veža retired from his post as a professor at Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb, but kept on creating tirelessly. His loyalty to his homeland was richly exhibited at his retrospective exhibition taken place in 1997 at the gallery of the House of Croatian Artists.
Mladen Veza died 18.2.2010. in Zagreb.
Ivo Vojvodić was born in Dubrovnik on the 29th of November, 1923.
He graduated from the Zagreb Academy of Visual arts in 1953 in the class of prof Đuro Tiljak.
He is known for his vedutas of Dubrovnik.
He had his first solo exhibition in the “Likum” gallery in Zagreb.
He has participated in over 50 solo and over 250 group exhibitions in the world.
Ivo Vojvodić passed away on the 5th of August, 1994 in Dubrovnik.
Zdenko Vojvodić was born in 1962. in Virovitica.
Since 1980. he lives and works in Zagreb.
From his early youth, his love of nature and flowers, resulting in his active expression to the harmony and splendor of flowers shaping and translating that beauty into paintings.
From flowers as the most extensive oeuvre of his works, devoted to the cycle Croatian ships, and marine and continental landscapes.
He has exhibited in numerous solo and group exhibitions and his works can be found in many public institutions and private collections in the country and abroad.
He participated in many art colonies.
For his humanitarian work and selfless donation of his paintings, he received numerous awards.
Zlatan Vrkljan was born in Zagreb in 1955.
He graduated from the Zagreb Academy of Visual Arts in 1979.
He was an associate of the prof. Ljubo Ivančić and Nikola Reiser master workshop until 1981.
He works as an associate professor in the Zagreb Arts Academy and is also one of the co-founders of the Zagreb Gallery “Arterija”.
He is the recipient of many awards, among them: The 9th Young salon award in 1979,the Josip Račić award in 1988,
the 7th Kairo international biennale international jury award in 1998,
the premium in San Casciano de Bagna in 1999…
He was also awarded the medal of the “Danica hrvatska” order with the image of Marko Marulić for remarkable credit to Croatian culture in 1996.
He lives and works in Zagreb.
Vulas Šime was born on the 17th of March, 1932. on Drvenik island.
He graduated in sculpting from the Zagreb Academy of Visual Arts in the class of prof. Vanja Radauš in 1958.
He worked as full-time professor of sculpting at the Academy from 1987. to 2004.
He was awarded the HDLU life’s work award in 2002. and the “Vladimir Nazor” life’s work award in 2010.
Vulas Šime passed away on the 8th of June, 2018 in Zagreb.
Wu ShiXiong was born in 1950.
He is an establiched Chinese artist.
He is president of The Shenzhen Art Research Association.
He is member of The Chinese Sculpture Institute.
Safet Zec was born in 1943. in Rogatica.
School of Applied Arts was completed in Sarajevo in 1964.
He graduated from the Faculty of Fine Arts in Belgrade in 1969. and 1972. in the same city completed postgraduate studies.
Safet Zec had more than 70 one-man exhibitions at home and large metropolises around the world.
He is a member of all important artistic associations in Europe.
For his work has received over 20 professional awards and recognitions.
He lives and works in Venice and Sarajevo.
Biserka Zlatar was born on the 28th of May, 1959 in Gola in Podravina.
She started painting in 1967 and had her first group exhibition in Zagreb in 1971.
She had her first solo exhibition in 1974.
She has had over 20 solo exhibitions and over 50 group exhibitions.
Even though she primarily paints naive art, using the technique of oil on glass, she, unlike her colleagues is well known for her hyperrealistic paintings.
Blaženka Zvonković was born in the year 1970.
She graduated at the Art school in Zagreb, in 1989, to be followed by the Academy of Arts in Zagreb, graduating in the class of the Prof. V. Jordan.
The following two years she spent at the Academi di belle Arti in Venice in the class of Prof E. Vedove.
Since then she has exhibited at over thirty one-man exhibitions and over fifty group ones in the country and abroad.
The especially important exhibitions were the ones in Venice, Zagreb Salon and in the castle Bezanec as well as her participations in many humanitarian exhibitions and auctions.
Recently she has been mainly working in pastel crayons and oil on canvas.
She is Professor of Art and teacher in a secondary school.
She lives and works in Zagreb.
Davor Žilić was born on 7th January 1975. in Petrinja where he attended primary school.
In 1989 he enrolled in the School of Applied Arts and Design in Zagreb, painting department, and 1993 he entered the Academy of Fine Arts.
Žilić graduated in the 1997 in the class of Professor Josip Vasilije Jordan.
After graduation he became a member of the Croatian Association of Artists (CAA) and LIKUM.
2005 he graduated psychological-pedagogical courses in Teacher College in Petrinja.
Davor Žilić lives and works in Petrinja, Croatia.
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