Miroslav Šutej


Miroslav Šutej

Born 1936-04-29 in Duga Resa, Croatia.
Died 2005-05-13 in Krapinske Toplice, Croatia.
Pseudonymous: Miroslav Šutej

Miroslav Šutej was a Croatian avant-garde painter and graphic artist. He was professor at the Academy of Visual Arts in Zagreb and regular member of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts.

Šutej’s drawings and objects were recognized rather early in European frameworks, along with the participation at the New Tendencies exhibitions in the course of the sixties and seventies, he was also invited to appear at the great critical and thematic exhibitions of optic and kinetic art all over Europe. He also designed the bank notes and coins of the new Croatian state: the Kuna.

Šutej held some two hundred individual exhibitions in Croatia and abroad, received numerous domestic and foreign prizes/awards, and his works can be found in the collections of the greatest and most important world museums and galleries.

1936 Born in Duga Resa, Croatia.

1961 Graduated from the Art Academy in Zabreg.

1962 – 1964 Began creating the so called optic drawings where he studied the visual limits and models of perception of the human eye, analogous to the phenomena of that time that psychology of perception dealt with in Europe and America.

1964 – 1965 Was an assistant in the Masters’ workshop led by Krsto Hegedušić.

1964 – 1965 Went to Paris to enhance his education.

1965 Šutej started to segment the democratization of art by printing great series of serigraphs, which made the work of art accessible to a larger number of art lovers, in this way leaving the oasis of modernist intangible/untouchable exclusivity.

since 1970 Was a professor at the Academy of Fine Arts Zagreb.

1990 – 1997 Associate member of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts.

1993 Designed the denominations for the Croatian Kuna banknotes, and he is the author of the current version of the Croatian coat of arms.

1997 – 2005 Full member of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts.

Links (online galleries about Miroslav Šutej):

Source: http://www.posta.hr/main.aspx?id=193&idmarke=1075

Source: http://academia-cravatica.hr/exhibition/kravata/miroslav_sutej1/


Miroslav Šutej