March 27, 1921|
Ključ (part of Novi Marof),
December 18, 2008 (aged 87)|
Varaždin, Republic of Croatia
Ivan Rabuzin (27 March 1921 – 18 December 2008) was a Croatian naïve artist. French art critic Anatole Jakovsky described him in 1972 as "one of the greatest naïve painters of all times and countries".
Rabuzin's father was a miner, and Ivan was the sixth of his eleven children. Ivan worked as a carpenter for many years, and did not begin painting until 1956, when he was thirty-five years old. He had little formal training as an artist, but his first exhibition of paintings proved successful and he changed careers, becoming a professional painter in 1962.
Rabuzin's paintings included Avenue and My Homeland. He was active in politics as a member of Croatian Democratic Union, and from 1993 to 1999 he was also a member of the Croatian Parliament (in the second and third assemblies). He took a stab at industrial design in the 1970s with a 500-piece run of the upscale Suomi tableware by Timo Sarpaneva that Rabuzin decorated for the German Rosenthal porcelain maker's Studio Linie.
- "Galerie St. Etienne, Ivan Rabuzin". Archived from the original on 2009-02-13. Retrieved 2006-01-14.
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-07-26. Retrieved 2011-07-26.
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- Rabuzin Fine Art - Rabuzin silkscreens and information source on the artist's life and Work
- Ivan Rabuzin Gallery - Artist's homepage
- Rabuzin oil paintings, Rabuzin serigraphs, Rabuzin prints
- Raw Vision
- Galerie St. Etienne
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