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Milan Mrkusich

Genre: Fine Art

Country of Origin: New Zealand

Milan Mrkusich (born 5 April 1925) is a Dargaville-born artist and designer. He is considered a pioneer of abstract painting in New Zealand and one of New Zealand's most important living artists. Retrospective exhibitions of his work were organised by the Auckland Art Gallery in 1972 and 1985, and at the Gus Fisher Gallery in 2009. A substantial monograph was published by Auckland University Press in 2009.

He was made an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit (ONZM) in 1997 and one of ten inaugural Icon Award recipients by the Arts Foundation of New Zealand in 2003. His work is held in most significant public collections in New Zealand including Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, Auckland Art Gallery, Christchurch Art Gallery, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, Dunedin Public Art Gallery and The University of Auckland.

Source: Wikipedia
Image: Arts Foundation