Matija Skurjeni

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Birthday
14, 1898
Birthplace
Croatia
Death Date
Oct 4, 1990 (92)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
14, 1898
Birthplace
Croatia
Death Date
Oct 4, 1990 (92)

About

Painter associated with the Naïve Art movement and known for his artistic use of symbolism and metaphor.

Before Fame

He fought in World War I on both the Russian and Italian fronts. He was wounded at Castel Tessino one year into his service and later contracted malaria.

Trivia

His work was exhibited at the Croatian Museum of Naïve Art and at the Matija Skurjeni Museum.

Family Life

He was one of eight children born to a carpenter father. His father was killed while felling a tree, forcing him to quit school and work as a shepherd.

Associated With

He and artist Petar Grgec were both associated with the Naïve Art movement.