Vilko Gecan

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Birthday
16, 1894
Birthplace
Croatia
Death Date
Jun 25, 1973 (79)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
16, 1894
Birthplace
Croatia
Death Date
Jun 25, 1973 (79)

About

Painter whose "Cinik" exemplified the Croatian expressionism movement. He was a longtime contributor to Zenit, an avant-garde magazine that was published in his local community.

Before Fame

He served in World War I and became a prisoner of war in Italy. He was part of The Prague Four, which also consisted of Milivoj Uzelac, Marijan Trepše, and Vladimir Varlaj, of the Zagreb Spring Salon in the 1920s.

Trivia

He was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in his late thirties. Sadly, his illness affected his ability to create art.

Family Life

He and his parents lived in Australia for a three-year period during his early childhood.

Associated With

He and Adolph Alexander Weinman both worked as sculptors.