Macedonia in the works of the Croatian artist Tomislav Križman

Tomislav Križman was born in Orlovac, Croatia in 1882. At the time of his studies at the Commerce Academy in Zagreb he was privately studying drawing with Bela Čikoš Sesija, Robert Auer and Menci Clement Crnčić Afterwards he went to Vienna to continue his studies.

When he finished his studies he initially worked as a teacher in an art school, and from 1922 was part of the graphics department of the Academy of Fine Arts. Although he usually painted using oil and tempera colors, he will always be remembered by his remarkable graphic art.

Križman liked to travel through Europe, and especially through the countries of the Balkans. His visits to Macedonia are preserved in many artistic works, which include drawings of Bitola, Ohrid, Tetovo and Skopje.

Another thing that connects Križman to Macedonia is his friendship with the superb Macedonian artist Nikola Martinoski. In 1936 and 1937 Martinoski has a joined exhibition of drawings with Križman in Zagreb.

Blagojce Andonov [објавено во Македонска Ризница, бр. 10]

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