Mato Celestin Medovic

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Birthday
17, 1857
Birthplace
Croatia
Death Date
Jan 20, 1920 (62)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
17, 1857
Birthplace
Croatia
Death Date
Jan 20, 1920 (62)

About

Early Croatian modernist artist whose paintings often depicted historical scenes. He also painted landscapes and seascapes of his native Dalmatia.

Before Fame

He was ordained by the Catholic Church in 1874 after training to become a priest in the Dubrovnik Franciscan Seminary. His name became Celestin following his ordination.

Trivia

His graduation from the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich prompted him to abandon the priesthood for a life of full-time painting.

Family Life

He was born into a peasant family.

Associated With

He and fellow Croatian painter Oton Ivekovic both created historically themed artwork.