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List of the most popular artists from Croatia, listed alphabetically with photos when available. For centuries artists have been among the world's most important people, helping chronicle history and keep us entertained with one of the earliest forms of entertainment. Whether they're known for painting, sculpting, etching or drawing, the famous Croatian artists on this list have kept that tradition alive by creating renowned pieces of art that have been praised around the world. You can find useful information below about these notable Croatian artists, such as when they were born and where their place of birth was.

Artists include everyone from Ana Tzarev to Tošo Dabac.

This list answers the questions, "Which famous artists are from Croatia?" and "Who are the most well-known Croatian artists?"

For further information on these historic Croatian artists, click on their names. If you're a fine art lover use this list of celebrated Croatian artists to discover some new paintings that you will enjoy.
Fausto Veranzio is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Artists from Croatia
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Fausto Veranzio or Faust Vrančić was a polymath and bishop from the Venetian Republic. ...more

Birthplace: Šibenik, Croatia

Nationality: Republic of Venice

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Jagoda Kaloper is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Artists from Croatia
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Jagoda Kaloper is a Croatian painter and actress famous for groundbreaking roles in classic films in the former Yugoslav cinema. ...more

Birthplace: Zagreb, Croatia

Nationality: Croatia

Art Forms: Painting

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Aleksandar Srnec is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Artists from Croatia
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Aleksandar Srnec

Aleksandar Srnec was a Croatian artist. He is mainly known for his avant-garde designs and kinetic and lumino kinetic art. Srnec was one of the founding members of the Exat 51 group whose active members between 1950 and 1956 were the architects Vjenceslav Richter, Bernardo Bernardi, Zdravko Bregovac, Božidar Rašica and Vladimir Zaharović and the painters Vlado Kristl and Ivan Picelj. He made abstract art based on the use of geometric shapes. In 1953, he designed his first kinetic objects entitled, Space Modulator, while in 1956, he began his experiments with moving sculptures and reliefs. In the 1960s, Srnec participated in the New Tendencies exhibitions. From 1962, he became involved with ...more

Birthplace: Zagreb, Croatia

Associated periods or movements: Op art

Nationality: Croatia

Art Forms: Sculpture, Painting

Frano Kršinić is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Artists from Croatia
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Frano Kršinić

Frano Kršinić was a renowned Croatian sculptor. Along with Ivan Meštrović and Antun Augustinčić he is considered one of the three most important Croatian sculptors of the 20th century. His most widely known work is the statue of Nikola Tesla installed at the Niagara Falls State Park, United States and an identical copy of the monument in front the building of the School of Electrical Engineering, University of Belgrade. Kršinić was born in 1897 in the village of Lumbarda on the Adriatic island of Korčula in south Croatia, which was at the time part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. He was born into a family with a long tradition of stonemasonry, and he was also trained at the local ...more

Birthplace: Lumbarda

Nationality: Yugoslavia, Croatia

Art Forms: Sculpture