Vlaho Bukovac

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Birthday
5, 1855
Birthplace
Croatia
Death Date
Apr 23, 1922 (66)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
5, 1855
Birthplace
Croatia
Death Date
Apr 23, 1922 (66)

About

Painter whose "Une fleur" sold at a 2006 London auction for over 100,000 pounds and brought him widespread recognition. He was also known for his religious pieces, including "Suffer the Little Children to Come to Me."

Before Fame

He was educated in Paris under the patronage of Medo Pucić. He was a favorite of famed professor Alexandre Cabanel.

Trivia

He worked for the King of Serbia during the 1880s.

Family Life

He was born in Cavtat, Austria-Hungary, to a father of Italian descent and a mother of Croatian descent. His birth name was Biagio Faggioni.

Associated With

He and Vincent van Gogh were influential painters of their time.