Painter, printmaker, museum director, and teacher who opened the first private painting school in Zagreb. He Pioneered a nonlinear style and tonal variation for the sake of contrast in Croatian art.
He left military school to study painting when he was seventeen years old. His first private painting school was an endeavor undertaken with famed artist Bela Čikoš-Sesija.
He created a series of impressionistic landscape paintings of the Adriatic coast.
He married fellow painter Una Virant in 1910. The couple had two children together.
He and Vincent van Gogh impacted the artistic culture in their respective regions of the world.