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

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

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

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

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

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

    Stone Flower, #24
    Dušan Džamonja (Serbian: Душан Џамоња, pronounced [duʃan dʒamɔɲa]; 31 January 1928 – 14...  more
  • Maksimilijan Vanka

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

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

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

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

    Night of Nights, Champion: Kankuro Nakamura
    Ana Tzarev is a painter....  more
  • Robert Frangeš-Mihanović

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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