|Anton Cetín was born in 1936 in Bojana,
Croatia. He studied printmaking and painting at the Academy
of Fine Arts in Zagreb where he graduated in 1964.
From 1966 to 1968 he lived and worked in Paris, France.
In 1967 the image of Eve was born in Paris. Since 1968
he has been living and working in Toronto, Canada as
a professional artist.
He has held over 100 one-man shows: Isetan Gallery,
Tokyo, Japan, 1974; Art Gallery Hamilton, Canada, 1978;
Heritage Gallery, Los Angeles, U.S.A.,1979; Galeria Juan
Martin, Mexico, D.F., 1979; Salon XX, Bogota, Colombia,
1981; Gilman Galleries, Chicago, U.S.A., 1983; Museum
of Art and Craft, Zagreb, 1986 Croatia; Joseph D. Carrier
Art Gallery, Toronto, Canada, 1986; Beverly Gordon Gallery,
Dallas, U.S.A. 1987; Oberhausmuseum, Passau 1990, Germany;
Sony Plaza Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan, 1991; Gallery 7,
Hong Kong, 1993; Museo del Chopo, Mexico, D.F., 1993;
Salas Nacionales de Cultura - Palais de Glace, Buenos
Aires, Argentina, 1994; Museo Mcpl. de Arte J.C. Castagnino,
Mar del Plata, Argentina, 1995; Museum and Gallery Center
- Gradec, Zagreb, Croatia,1996; City Museum Bjelovar,
Croatia, 1997; Gallery Vincent od Kastva I & II,
Pula, Croatia, 1997; Gallery of Old and New Masters,
Varazdin, Croatia, 1998; Art Gallery, Split, Croatia,
1998; Gallery V. Karas, Karlovac, Croatia, 1999; Art
Gallery and Gallery Waldinger, Osijek, Croatia, 2000;
Hermann Hesse Museum, Calw, Germany, 2000, Gallery Anton
Cetín, Cazma, Croatia, 2001; Multicultural Art
Gallery, Halifax, Canada, 2003; Museum Mimara, Zagreb,
Croatia, 2004; csi..., Vienna, Austria, 2004/2005; Gallery
Kula, Split, Croatia; Vukovar City Museum, Vukovar, Croatia;
Kamern Theatre, Sarajevo, BiH; Museum Mimara, Zagreb,
Croatia, 2005 and others. He also participated in more
than 200 group shows world-wide: Museum of Modern Art,
Krakow, Poland, 1972; Palais de la Scala, Monte Carlo,
1973; Brockton Art Center, U.S.A., 1974; Nat. Library
of France, Paris, 1978; Colectivo Palmo, Malaga, Spain,
1979; Space Art Gallery, Seoul, S. Korea, 1982; II Cabo
Frio Internat. Print Biennial, Brazil, 1985; Nat. Library
of Canada, Ottawa, 1990; Art Asia '93, Hong Kong; Olympic
Games, Atlanta, U.S.A., 1996; Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai,
China, 2000; Point K Gallery, Nice, France, 2001; Circulo
del Arte, Barcelona, Spain, 2001; Centro Histórico,
Mexico City, Mexico, 2003; CODA Museum, Apeldoorn, Holland,
2005; Ciudad del Carmen, Mexico, 2005 and others.
A monograph about the life and work of Anton Cetín
was published in 1986. The text was written by Dr. David
Burnett of Toronto. In 1975 he published his first folio
of prints Eve and the Moon, and in 1988, together with
Croatian writer S. Seselj published a folio Amerika Croatan
America containing a poem and prints. In 1989 they were
both received by Pope John Paul II in Rome. Two documentary
films about Cetín's life and work were produced,
one in 1990 in Passau, Germany and one in 1993 in Toronto,
New monograph about Cetin's life and art was published
in Zagreb, Croatia, in 2004. The text was written by
Branka Hlevnjak of Zagreb.
He has received several awards and honours for his work.
In a tribute to his work, the Canadian Croatian Artist
Society chose him Artist of The Year for 1986. In 1995
he received from the Government of Croatia two honours:
The Order of Croatian Danica (Morning Star) with the
image of Marko Marulic and The Order of the The Croatian
Interlace, for outstanding merits in the field of culture.
In 2001 his works were selected by the prestigious Circulo
del Arte, Barcelona, Spain. Also in 2001, in the city
of Cazma, Croatia, a gallery was inaugurated in his name.
The Gallery Anton Cetín holds a permanent exhibit
of his work.
His works are found in museums, galleries and private
collections in many countries of the world: Nat. Library
of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario Collection, Toronto, Art Gallery
of Hamilton, Canada, Museum of Art and Craft, Zagreb,
Gallery Klovicevi dvori, Zagreb, Nat. and University
Library of Croatia, Zagreb; University of Michigan, Dearborn,
U.S.A.; Princeton University, U.S.A.; Museo del Chopo,
Mexico, D.F.; Salon XX, Bogota, Colombia; Embragel, Cabo
Frio, Brazil; Salas Nacionales de Cultura - Palais de
Glace, Buenos Aires, Argentina; Vatican Collection; Nat.
Library of France, Paris; Oberhausmuseum, Passau, Germany;
U.N., Tokyo, Japan; Circulo del Arte, Barcelona, Spain