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The Klovićevi Dvori Gallery - An exhibition: Ignjat Job - Mediterranean Fire

The retrospective exhibition, Ignjat Job – Mediterranean Fire, held at the Klovićevi Dvori Gallery, features some hitherto unseen works by one of the most significant Croatian painters of modern art.

Until January 8th 2017, the Klovićevi Dvori Gallery will feature a retrospective exhibition of works by Ignjat Job (1895 - 1936), one of the most significant painters of Croatian modern art. His opus includes around 250 oil paintings depicting scenes of everyday life in small settlements along the Mediterranean. Most of the works date from the period between 1928 and 1935, the artist’s most prolific years. A year later he died of tuberculosis, thus becoming one of the many Croatian artists whose lives ended prematurely.

Ignjat Job was born in 1895 in Dubrovnik. In 1917 he moved to Zagreb with his mother and younger brother and enrolled in the Arts and Crafts College. Due to irregular attendance he lost his place at the college in 1920, and so he moved to Italy, where he lived in Rome, Naples and Capri. Some of his first serious works originate from that period, which influenced the further development of his art. After returning from Italy, Ignjat Job lived in Serbia for some time and  got married there,  but he later moved his family to Vodice  where  his wife worked as a teacher. In 1928 she was transferred to Supetar, so the family moved to the island of Brač permanently. That was the beginning of  the most prolific creative period in the life of Ignjat Job, who left a major trace in Croatian art. The following year he organised his first and very significant exhibition, “Supetar Motifs”, in Split.

Ignjat Job was a restless spirit and he often changed his place of residence, so his paintings are nowadays part of the holdings of  many museums and galleries, as well as private collections in Croatia and Serbia, while some of them will be shown to the public for the very first time in this exhibition.

Published: 04.11.2016