Radoslav Putar was an art critic and curator belonging to the first generation of postwar Croatian art historians. He graduated in 1949 from the Faculty of Philosophy of the University of Zagreb. Alongside his activities as a member of the Gorgona Group, he headed the information department of the Center for Industrial Design. From 1972 to 1979, he was director of the Zagreb Gallery of Contemporary Art, committed to supporting the experimental art practices of international Neo-Constructivism through the New Tendencies exhibitions. As early as the 1970s, he was among the first advocates of digital visual research. Putar wrote numerous critical articles, a selection of which are presented in the two volumes of Radoslav Putar: Criticism, Studies and Notes 1961-1987, published in 2017 by the Institute for Contemporary Art in Zagreb. The Institute named the Radoslav Putar Award 2022 in his honor.