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Zvonimir Mihanovic distinguished Croatian hyper-realistic painter living in the city of Split
Zvonimir Mihanovic was born in 1946 in the village of Sitno Donje in Poljica near Split, Croatia.
After completing his elementary and high school education in Split, Croatia Mihanovic went to Paris in 1971 to study at the L'Ecole des beaux-arts in the studio of French painter Zavaro. In order to learn the craft of classical painting, he explored museums and galleries in Western Europe and the United States and perfected his skill by making sanctioned copies of paintings by the old masters.
Mihanovic gained recognition in the art world in 1978 when one of his paintings was shown at the Salon d'automne in the Grand Palais in Paris in a jurored show of European artists. This painting won the "Best of Show" honor for the "realism" division of the show. It was here that major art dealers recognized his work and introduced him to the international art scene. Major galleries in the United States began promoting his art and organizing exhibitions, including galleries in New York, Chicago, Palm Beach, Beverly Hills, and Aspen. He is represented by Mihanovic International of Aspen, Colorado, USA.
Zvonimir Mihanović in his atelier
Mihanovic's distinctive style of painting, recognized by art critics as a particular expression of contemporary hyper-realism, places him among the most sought after and in-demand artists in the world today. As a colorist, he is creative and unsurpassed, capturing not only detail but exact and precise colors. Technically, Mihanovic uses methods of preparing canvasses, mixing colors, layering of oils for depth and definition known and taught by masters of old - rare to find in his chosen field where "production" usually wins.
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