MarijanJevšovar

Biography

Marijan Jevšovar (1922 Zagreb, Croatia [former Yugoslavia] – 1998 Zagreb, Croatia) was a Croatian painter whose works, characterized by a marked degradation of the painted surface, have been defined as anti-paintings. After graduating from the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb, Jevšovar spent two years in Paris, where he came close to the works of Jan Dubuffet, an artist who greatly influenced him. Co-founder of the Gorgona Group, his paintings are distinguished by negating traditional pictorial values. Using washed-out tones and colors, exhausting the canvas through multiple overlapping brushstrokes, Jevšovar emphasized the artistic process in the final work. His works have been exhibited at various venues, mainly in Croatia, France, and Germany. In 1995, he received the Zagreb City Prize for Artists.