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.