oil on canvas
Born in Split, Croatia in 1959, Frane Mlinar began his artistic training in 1975 at the High School of Art (Department of Graphic Design). Continuing his education he graduated from the Art Academy of Sarajevo in 1981. The following year, at the age of 23, Mlinar became the youngest member of the Croatian Association of Fine Arts. In 1984, he earned a Masters Degree in Teaching Art Techniques. Beginning his career in the graphic design field in 1984, Mlinar worked on technical illustrations and visual identity for several years. In 1987 he delved into his love of art as he became the Curator of the Diocletian Art Gallery. Surrounded by beautiful works of art, Mlinar knew his calling. Detail, color, composition and sense of order are hallmarks of Frane Mlinar’s work. His art has been exhibited widely in his homeland where he enjoys national recognition and his work is in the personal collection of the President of the Republic of Croatia. He has also exhibited in Italy, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and throughout the U.S.