He was born in Kolo near Tomislavgrad and graduated at the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb in 1963. He graduated at the Special Department for graphics in 1966. From 1968 until his death he lived in Paris.
In 1987 he founded L’académie Virgile in Paris, where he taught a special course of graphic arts and printmaking. He has taught at the French Institute for the restoration of works of art. In his graphic narrative, the surreal component prevails; with the reproductions and figurative details, in conjunction with the poetic projection of his childhood and the country, he reaches oniric-fiction and nostalgic atmosphere. In the lyrical vision of life and amenities of its graphics, there is a strong dramatic tension, a poetic protest against the destruction of the reality of alienation of modern civilization. His line is melodious and thorough, the composition usually consists of a series of scenes separated, confessing and symbolic in character. In his recent works, linear manner gives way to tone design of objects, with rich light and chromatic effects.
He had solo exhibitions in Zagreb, Sarajevo, Belgrade, Milan, Paris, Boston, Tokyo, Florence, London, Rome, Hague, Brussels, Vancouver and New York. He also wrote poems which he illustrated with his own drawings.
- Mémoire amoureuse (1980)
- Ibi, my love (1980)
- Ljiljana Domić about V. Nevjestić (in Croatian)
- In memoriam: Virgilije Nevjestić (in Croatian)
- Radio Tomislavgrad - Great artist and humanist has died - Virgilije Nevjestić (in Croatian)
- BiH Vijesti - Painter Virgilije Nevjestić has died in Paris (in Bosnian)
- Opening of the Virgilije Nevjestic Gallery in Tomslavgrad on July 1, 2011 - (In Croatian)