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Famous Artists from Croatia

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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

Birthplace: Šibenik, Croatia

Nationality: Croatia

Fausto Veranzio (Latin: Faustus Verantius; Croatian: Faust Vrančić; Hungarian and Vernacular Latin: Verancsics Faustus) (circa 1551 – January 17, 1617) was a Croatian polymath and bishop from ...more
Jagoda Kaloper is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Artists from Croatia

Birthplace: Zagreb, Yugoslavia

Nationality: Croatia

Art Forms: Painting

Jagoda Kaloper (June 19, 1947 – October 1, 2016) was a Croatian painter and actress known for groundbreaking roles in classic films in the former Yugoslav cinema.
Aleksandar Srnec is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Artists from Croatia
Aleksandar Srnec

Birthplace: Zagreb, Croatia

Nationality: Croatia

Art Forms: Sculpture, Painting

Aleksandar Srnec (30 July 1924 – 27 March 2010) 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 ...more
Frano Kršinić is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Artists from Croatia
Frano Kršinić

Birthplace: Lumbarda

Nationality: Yugoslavia, Croatia

Art Forms: Sculpture

Frano Kršinić (24 July 1897 – 1 January 1982) was a renowned Yugoslavian and Croatian sculptor. Along with Ivan Meštrović and Antun Augustinčić he is considered one of the three most important ...more
Miroslav Šutej is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Artists from Croatia
Miroslav Šutej

Birthplace: Duga Resa, Croatia

Nationality: Croatia

Art Forms: Painting, Printmaking

Miroslav Šutej (29 April 1936 – 13 May 2005) was a Croatian avant-garde painter and graphic artist. Šutej was born in Duga Resa in 1936. He studied painting at the Academy of Fine Arts Zagreb ...more
Oton Gliha is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Artists from Croatia
Oton Gliha

Birthplace: Črnomelj, Slovenia

Nationality: Slovenia, Croatia

Art Forms: Painting

Oton Gliha (1914–1999) was a Croatian artist, born in Slovenia. A graduate of the Academy of fine Arts in Zagreb, Gliha continued his studies in Paris, Vienna and Munich. He is best known for ...more
Ivan Rabuzin is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Artists from Croatia
Avenue and My Homeland

Birthplace: Ključ, Una-Sana Canton, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Nationality: Croatia

Art Forms: Painting

Ivan Rabuzin (27 March 1921 – 18 December 2008) was a Croatian naïve artist. French art critic Anatole Jakovsky described him in 1972 as "one of the greatest naïve painters of all ...more
Dušan Džamonja is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Artists from Croatia
Dušan Džamonja Stone Flower, #24, No. 6

Birthplace: Strumica, Republic of Macedonia

Nationality: Croatia

Art Forms: Sculpture

Dušan Džamonja (Serbian: Душан Џамоња, pronounced [duʃan dʒamɔɲa]; 31 January 1928 – 14 January 2009) was a Yugoslav, Croatian and Serbian sculptor of Serbian ancestry.
Maksimilijan Vanka is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Artists from Croatia
Mary, Queen of Croatians, Pastoral Croatia

Birthplace: Zagreb, Yugoslavia

Nationality: United States of America, Croatia

Art Forms: Painting

Maksimilijan "Maxo" Vanka (May 11, 1889 – February 2, 1963) was a Croatian-American artist.
Slava Raškaj is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Artists from Croatia

Birthplace: Ozalj, Croatia

Nationality: Croatia

Art Forms: Painting

Slava Raškaj (pronounced Slava Rashkay) (2 January 1877 – 29 March 1906) was a Croatian painter, considered to be the greatest Croatian watercolorist of the late 19th and early 20th century. ...more
Antun Augustinčić is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Artists from Croatia

Birthplace: Klanjec, Croatia

Nationality: Yugoslavia, Croatia

Art Forms: Sculpture

Antun Augustinčić (4 May 1900 – 10 May 1979) was a prominent Croatian sculptor active in Yugoslavia. Along with Ivan Meštrović and Frano Kršinić he is considered one of the three most important ...more
Vlaho Bukovac is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Artists from Croatia
Vlaho Bukovac Une fleur

Birthplace: Cavtat, Croatia

Nationality: Croatia

Art Forms: Painting

Vlaho Bukovac (French: Blaise Bukovac; Italian: Biagio Faggioni; 4 July 1855 – 23 April 1922) was a Croatian painter. His life and work were eclectic, for the artist pursued his career in a ...more
Alfred Krupa is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Artists from Croatia
Alfred Freddy Krupa is a Croatian contemporary painter, master draughtsman, book artist, art photographer and art teacher. Alfred Freddy Krupa comes from a multiethnic Silesian family of long ...more
Ivan Ladislav Galeta is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Artists from Croatia
Ivan Ladislav Galeta

Birthplace: Vinkovci, Croatia

Nationality: Croatia

Art Forms: Video art

Ivan Ladislav Galeta (9 May 1947 – 7 January 2014) was a Croatian multimedia artist, cinematographer and film director.
Zvonimir Lončarić is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Artists from Croatia
Zvonimir Lončarić

Birthplace: Zagreb, Yugoslavia

Nationality: Croatia

Art Forms: Sculpture, Painting

Zvonimir Lončarić (13 March 1927 – 11 November 2004) was a Croatian sculptor and painter. In 1955, he graduated from the Academy of Applied Arts at the University of Zagreb. Between 1958 and ...more
Ana Tzarev is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Artists from Croatia
Ana Tzarev Night of Nights, Champion: Kankuro Nakamura, Aurora

Birthplace: Croatia

Nationality: Croatia

Art Forms: Painting

Ana Tzarev is a painter.
Robert Frangeš-Mihanović... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Artists from Croatia
Robert Frangeš-Mihanović

Birthplace: Sremska Mitrovica, Serbia

Nationality: Croatia

Art Forms: Sculpture

Robert Frangeš-Mihanović (2 October 1872 – 12 January 1940). He is considered a pioneer of modern Croatian sculpture. He was also one of the initiators and organizers of the artistic life in ...more
Mladen Veža is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Artists from Croatia
Mladen Veža

Birthplace: Brist, Croatia

Nationality: Croatia

Art Forms: Painting

Mladen Veža (7 February 1916 – 19 February 2010) was a Croatian painter. He was born in Brist. He graduated from the Zagreb's Academy of Fine Arts under Vladimir Becić in 1937. He subsequently ...more
Mirko Virius is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Artists from Croatia
Mirko Virius

Birthplace: Đelekovec, Croatia

Nationality: Croatia

Art Forms: Painting

Mirko Virius (October 28, 1889 – 1943) was a Croatian naïve painter. He was one of the three most prominent members of the first generation of the Hlebine School. Virius was born in the ...more
Ingeborg Fülepp is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Artists from Croatia
Ingeborg Fülepp

Birthplace: Zagreb, Yugoslavia

Nationality: Croatia

Art Forms: Digital art, Installation art, Video art

Ingeborg Fülepp, born in (Zagreb, Croatia) is a Croatian artist, university teacher, curator and film editor.
Adolf Waldinger is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Artists from Croatia

Birthplace: Osijek, Croatia

Nationality: Croatia

Art Forms: Painting

Adolf Ignjo Waldinger (16 June 1843 – 7 December 1904) was a painter from Osijek, Croatia. He was a member of Osijek's Bürgerliche Zeichenschule drawing school.
Josip Crnobori is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Artists from Croatia
Josip Crnobori

Birthplace: Banjole, Croatia

Nationality: Croatia

Art Forms: Painting

Josip Crnobori (born in Banjole near Pula on 22 October 1907 - died 12 August 2005) was a Croatian painter. Crnobori was born near Pula in Istria in 1907, but his family moved to Vienna in 1915 ...more
Petar Grgec is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Artists from Croatia
Petar Grgec

Birthplace: Croatia

Nationality: Croatia

Petar Grgec (January 27, 1933 - August 2, 2006) was a Croatian Naïve Artist, born in Kloštar Podravski in the region of Podravina, Kingdom of Yugoslavia which is in present-day Croatia. ...more
Loren Ligorio is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Artists from Croatia
Loren Ligorio

Birthplace: Dubrovnik, Croatia

Nationality: Croatia

Art Forms: Painting

Loren Ligorio (Croatian pronunciation: [lǒren lǐɡoːrio]; born 9 June 1955) is a Croatian painter, known for his vividly-colored Arcadian landscapes which give away a strong devotion to his ...more
Tošo Dabac is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Artists from Croatia
Tošo Dabac

Birthplace: Nova Rača, Croatia

Nationality: Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, Croatia

Art Forms: Photography

Tošo Dabac (pronounced [toʃo dabats]; 18 May 1907 – 9 May 1970) was a Croatian photographer of international renown. Although his work was often exhibited and prized abroad, Dabac spent nearly ...more