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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
    Fausto Veranzio (Latin: Faustus Verantius; Croatian: Faust Vrančić; Hungarian and Vernacular... more on Wikipedia
  • Jagoda Kaloper
    Jagoda Kaloper (June 19, 1947 – October 1, 2016) was a Croatian painter and actress known for... more on Wikipedia
  • Aleksandar Srnec

    Aleksandar Srnec

    Aleksandar Srnec (30 July 1924 – 27 March 2010) was a Croatian artist. He is mainly known for... more on Wikipedia
  • Frano Kršinić

    Frano Kršinić

    Frano Kršinić (24 July 1897 – 1 January 1982) was a renowned Yugoslavian and Croatian... more on Wikipedia
  • Miroslav Šutej

    Miroslav Šutej (29 April 1936 – 13 May 2005) was a Croatian avant-garde painter and graphic... more on Wikipedia
  • Oton Gliha

    Oton Gliha (1914–1999) was a Croatian artist, born in Slovenia. A graduate of the Academy of... more on Wikipedia
  • Ivan Rabuzin

    Ivan Rabuzin

    Avenue and My Homeland

    BirthplaceKljuč, Una-Sana Canton, Bosnia and Herzegovina


    Art FormsPainting

    Ivan Rabuzin (27 March 1921 – 18 December 2008) was a Croatian naïve artist. French art critic... more on Wikipedia
  • Dušan Džamonja

    Dušan Džamonja

    Stone Flower, #24

    BirthplaceStrumica, Republic of Macedonia


    Art FormsSculpture

    Dušan Džamonja (Serbian: Душан Џамоња, pronounced [duʃan dʒamɔɲa]; 31 January 1928 – 14... more on Wikipedia
  • Maksimilijan Vanka

    Maksimilijan Vanka

    Mary, Queen of Croatians

    BirthplaceZagreb, Yugoslavia

    NationalityUnited States of America, Croatia

    Art FormsPainting

    Maksimilijan "Maxo" Vanka (May 11, 1889 – February 2, 1963) was a Croatian-American artist.
  • Slava Raškaj
    Slava Raškaj (pronounced Slava Rashkay) (2 January 1877 – 29 March 1906) was a Croatian... more on Wikipedia
  • Antun Augustinčić
    Antun Augustinčić (4 May 1900 – 10 May 1979) was a prominent Croatian sculptor active in... more on Wikipedia
  • Vlaho Bukovac

    Vlaho Bukovac

    Une fleur

    BirthplaceCavtat, Croatia


    Art FormsPainting

    Vlaho Bukovac (French: Blaise Bukovac; Italian: Biagio Faggioni; 4 July 1855 – 23 April 1922)... more on Wikipedia
  • Alfred Krupa
    Alfred Freddy Krupa is a Croatian contemporary painter, master draughtsman, book artist, art... more on Wikipedia
  • Ivan Ladislav Galeta

    Ivan Ladislav Galeta (9 May 1947 – 7 January 2014) was a Croatian multimedia artist,... more on Wikipedia
  • Zvonimir Lončarić

    Zvonimir Lončarić (13 March 1927 – 11 November 2004) was a Croatian sculptor and painter. In... more on Wikipedia
  • Ana Tzarev

    Night of Nights, Champion: Kankuro Nakamura



    Art FormsPainting

    Ana Tzarev is a painter.
  • Robert Frangeš-Mihanović

    Robert Frangeš-Mihanović

    Robert Frangeš-Mihanović (2 October 1872 – 12 January 1940). He is considered a pioneer of... more on Wikipedia
  • Mladen Veža

    Mladen Veža (7 February 1916 – 19 February 2010) was a Croatian painter. He was born in Brist.... more on Wikipedia
  • Mirko Virius

    Mirko Virius (October 28, 1889 – 1943) was a Croatian naïve painter. He was one of the three... more on Wikipedia
  • Ingeborg Fülepp

    Ingeborg Fülepp

    Ingeborg Fülepp, born in (Zagreb, Croatia) is a Croatian artist, university teacher, curator... more on Wikipedia
  • Adolf Ignjo Waldinger (16 June 1843 – 7 December 1904) was a painter from Osijek, Croatia. He... more on Wikipedia
  • Josip Crnobori

    Josip Crnobori (born in Banjole near Pula on 22 October 1907 - died 12 August 2005) was a... more on Wikipedia
  • Petar Grgec

    Petar Grgec (January 27, 1933 - August 2, 2006) was a Croatian Naïve Artist, born in Kloštar... more on Wikipedia
  • Loren Ligorio

    Loren Ligorio (Croatian pronunciation: [lǒren lǐɡoːrio]; born 9 June 1955) is a Croatian... more on Wikipedia
  • Tošo Dabac

    Tošo Dabac

    Tošo Dabac (pronounced [toʃo dabats]; 18 May 1907 – 9 May 1970) was a Croatian photographer of... more on Wikipedia