Jože Ciuha

JOŽE CIUHA (1924–2015) is one of the most important Slovenian and Yugoslav painters. He graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Ljubljana, and is one of the founders of the ‘Group of 69’, which brought together the most important artists from Slovenia, Serbia, Croatia and BiH. During the 50s and 60s he traveled frequently, visiting Europe, the Far East, North and South America, forming his artistic vision.

His works are marked by highly engaged humanistic content, and they are distinguished by their authentic artistic expression that transforms figurative forms into abstract. He has worked in a number of media, including watercolors, drawings, illustrations, printmaking, mosaics and tapestries.

He has exhibited worldwide, at the most prestigious international exhibitions, and has received numerous awards and recognitions. He published several books on travel, and wrote poetry. He lectured and held art workshops at universities and schools in Ljubljana, Michigan, Salzburg, Venice.

In 2014, in Belgrade, for his 90th birthday, a retrospective exhibition was organized in the gallery SANU, which was seen by more than 18,000 visitors.

ŠIPANJSKA LUKA, 1984, akvarel, 52 x 35 cm