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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
Fausto Veranzio or Faust Vrančić was a polymath and bishop from the Venetian Republic.
Jagoda Kaloper is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Artists from Croatia
Jagoda Kaloper is a Croatian painter and actress famous 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
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 ...more
Frano Kršinić is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Artists from Croatia
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 ...more
Miroslav Šutej is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Artists from Croatia
Miroslav Šutej
Miroslav Šutej 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 and was an associate in Krsto ...more
Oton Gliha is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Artists from Croatia
Oton Gliha
Oton Gliha 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 his series of ...more
Ivan Rabuzin is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Artists from Croatia
Avenue and My Homeland
Ivan Rabuzin was a Croatian naïve artist. Rabuzin's father was a miner, and Ivan was the sixth of his eleven children. Ivan worked as a carpenter for many years, and did not begin painting ...more
Dušan Džamonja is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Artists from Croatia
Dušan Džamonja Stone Flower, #24, No. 6
Dušan Džamonja was a contemporary Macedonian sculptor of Croatian ancestry.
Maksimilijan Vanka is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Artists from Croatia
Mary, Queen of Croatians, Pastoral Croatia
Maksimilijan Vanka, also known as Maxo Vanka, was a Croatian-American artist.
Slava Raškaj is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Artists from Croatia
Slava Raškaj was a Croatian painter, considered to be the greatest Croatian watercolorist of the late 19th and early 20th century. Deaf since birth, Raškaj was schooled in Vienna and Zagreb, ...more
Antun Augustinčić is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Artists from Croatia
Antun Augustinčić was a prominent Croatian sculptor active in Yugoslavia. Along with Ivan Meštrović and Frano Kršinić he is considered one of the three most important Croatian sculptors of the ...more
Vlaho Bukovac is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Artists from Croatia
Vlaho Bukovac Une fleur
Vlaho Bukovac, a Croatian painter. His life and work were eclectic, for the artist pursued his career in a variety of locales and his style changed greatly over the course of that career. He is ...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
Ivan Ladislav Galeta 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
Zvonimir Lončarić was a Croatian sculptor and painter. In 1955, he graduated from the Academy of Applied Arts at the University of Zagreb. Between 1958 and 1978, Lončarić directed four animated ...more
Ana Tzarev is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Artists from Croatia
Ana Tzarev Night of Nights, Champion: Kankuro Nakamura, Aurora
Ana Tzarev is a painter.
Robert Frangeš-Mihanović is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Artists from Croatia
Robert Frangeš-Mihanović
Robert Frangeš-Mihanović was an Austro-Hungarian and Yugoslav sculptor. He was 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
Mladen Veža 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 taught at the academy until 1981. In ...more
Mirko Virius is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Artists from Croatia
Mirko Virius
Mirko Virius 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 village of Đelekovec near ...more
Ingeborg Fülepp is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Artists from Croatia
Ingeborg Fülepp
Ingeborg Fülepp, born in is a Croatian artist, university teacher, curator and film editor.
Adolf Waldinger is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Artists from Croatia
Adolf Ignjo Waldinger 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
Josip Crnobori was a Croatian painter. Crnobori was born near Pula in Istria in 1907, but his family moved to Vienna in 1915 where he attended primary school. He came to Zagreb in 1925 and by ...more
Petar Grgec is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Artists from Croatia
Petar Grgec
Petar Grgec was a Croatian Naïve Artist, born in Kloštar Podravski in the region of Podravina, Kingdom of Yugoslavia which is in present day Croatia. Grgec graduated from the Civil ...more
Loren Ligorio is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Artists from Croatia
Loren Ligorio
Loren Ligorio is a Croatian painter, known for his vividly-colored Arcadian landscapes which give away a strong devotion to his native Dubrovnik. He obtained a degree in Art History from ...more
Tošo Dabac is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Artists from Croatia
Tošo Dabac
Tošo Dabac was a Croatian photographer of international renown. Although his work was often exhibited and prized abroad, Dabac spent nearly his entire working career in Zagreb. While he worked ...more