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Branko Bobić

Branko Bobić was born on November 16, 1943 in Kučani Gornji, near Varaždin, Croatia. He started painting in 1969 when he also had his first exhibition.

Bobić is member of the Croatian Association of Visual Artists (HDLU) and the Visual Artists Varaždin (LUV).

Branko Bobić participated at more than 60 collective exhibitions in Croatia and Europe. He also took part at the exhibitions of the painters from Zagorje and Međimurje. His works were exhibited at the 14th and 15th exhibition of modern art that was organized by the Croatian Association of Visual Artists.

In 1987 he spent a two-monthly sojourn in Paris. In the same year he participated at the 19th Biennale in Koshice, Slovakia.

In 1990 he took part at the 19th Biennale of the Zagreb Salon and also at the exhibition entitled "Art of Eastern Europe" held in Dordrecht, The Netherlands.

In 1994 Bobić participated at the exhibition "POAART" that was held in Maribor, Slovenia.

Since 1980 he held individual exhibitions in Varaždin, Varaždinske Toplice, Zagreb, Čakovec, Križevci (Croatia), Ptuj (Slovenia), Geneva (Switzerland), Cologne, Hurt and Munich (Germany) and Komarno (Slovakia).

In 2007, in the Gallery of Old and Contemporary Masters of the Varaždin Municipal Museum he introduced his cycle "Trains" to the public.

In 2009 he presented his thematic exhibition "Varaždin Baroque Evenings" in the Varaždin Herzer Palace.

For his work so far Bobić was awarded the City of Varaždin prize for the overall contribution to the Varaždin culture.

Many eminent Croatian art critics have written about Bobić: Josip Depolo, Damir Grubić, Miroslav Gašparović, Stjepan Hajduk, Marijan Špoljar, Višnja Burek, Ernest Fišer and Darko Sačić.