Anton Cetin, Croatian (1936 - )

 Born in Bojana, Croatia september 18, 1936.

Study: School of Applied Art, dipl. '59
  Academy of Fine Arts, Masters dipl. '64
Work: Imperial Oil & Ontario Colection, Toronto Canada
  Sony Collection, Tokyo, Japan
  Museum of Art & Craft, Museum & Gallery Center.
Canadian Cultural Art Center
National Library, Paris France
University of Michigan, Dearborn
Princeton University
Exhibitions Galerie Le Creuset, Brussels, Belgium, '74
 

Art Gallery Hamilton, Canada, '78
Heritage Gallery, Los Angeles, '79
Galeria Juan Martin, Mexico. '79
Salon XX, Bogota, Columbia '81
Mannheimer Abendakademie, Germany, '81
Gilman Galleries, Chicago '83
Beverly Gordon Gallery, Dallas, '87
Pfarrzentrum der Stiftspfarre, Bonn. Germany, '87
National University Library, Zagreb, Croatia, '88
Oberhausmuseum, Passu, Germany '90
Sony Plaza Art Gallery, Tokyo Japan '91
and many others

Awards Artist of the Year, Toronto Canada '86
   
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, Canada.

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 and others.


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