Ivan Rabuzin, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Ivan Rabuzin

Croatian naive painter

Date of Birth: 27-Mar-1921

Place of Birth: Ključ, Una-Sana Canton, Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Date of Death: 18-Dec-2008

Profession: politician, artist, painter

Nationality: Croatia

Zodiac Sign: Aries

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About Ivan Rabuzin

  • 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 times and countries".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 until 1956, when he was thirty-five years old.
  • He had little formal training as an artist, but his first exhibition of paintings proved successful and he changed careers, becoming a professional painter in 1962.Rabuzin's paintings included Avenue and My Homeland.
  • He was active in politics as a member of Croatian Democratic Union, and from 1993 to 1999 he was also a member of the Croatian Parliament (in the second and third assemblies).
  • He took a stab at industrial design in the 1970s with a 500-piece run of the upscale Suomi tableware by Timo Sarpaneva that Rabuzin decorated for the German Rosenthal porcelain maker's Studio Linie.Rabuzin stopped painting in 2002 due to an illness.
  • He died on 18 December 2008 in a hospital in Varaždin, Croatia.

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