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Bojana, Croatia 1936 -
Croatia-born, established Canadian contemporary artist, Anton Cetin often uses motifs and SYMBOLISM in his paintings and printmaking.
The artist trained at the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb (1964), moving to Paris, in 1966 and then to Toronto, in 1968.
He has held over 80 one-man SHOWS, including:
Isetan Gallery, Tokyo, Japan, 1974;
Art Gallery Hamilton, Canada, 1978;
Heritage Gallery, Los Angeles, U.S.A.,1979;
Galeria Juan Martin, Mexico, D.F.,
1979; Salon XX, Bogota, Colombia, 1981;
Gilman Galleries, Chicago, U.S.A., 1983;
Museum of Art and Craft, Zagreb, 1986;
Joseph D. Carrier Art Gallery, Toronto, Canada, 1986;
Beverly Gordon Gallery, Dallas, U.S.A. 1987;
Oberhausmuseum, Passau 1990, Germany;
Sony Plaza Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan, 1991;
Gallery 7, Hong Kong, 1993;
Museo del Chopo, Mexico, D.F., 1993;
alas Nacionales de Cultura - Palais de Glace, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1994;
Museo Mcpl. de Arte J.C. Castagnino, Mar del Plata, Argentina, 1995;
Museum and Gallery Center - Gradec, Zagreb, Croatia,1996;
City Museum Bjelovar, Croatia, 1997;
Gallery Vincent od Kastva I & II, Pula, Croatia, 1997;
Gallery of Old and New Masters, Varazdin, Croatia, 1998;
Art Gallery, Split, Croatia, 1998;
Gallery V. Karas, Karlovac, Croatia, 1999;
Art Gallery and Gallery Waldinger, Osijek, Croatia, 2000;
Hermann Hesse Museum, Calw, Germany, 2000.
He also participated in more than 170 group shows world-wide, including: Museum of Modern Art, Krakow, Poland, 1972; Palais de la Scala, Monte Carlo, 1973; Brockton Art Center, U.S.A., 1974; Nat. Library of France, Paris, 1978; Colectivo Palmo, Malaga, Spain, 1979; Space Art Gallery, Seoul, S. Korea, 1982; II Cabo Frio Internat. Print Biennial, Brazil, 1985; Nat. Library of Canada, Ottawa, 1990; Art Asia '93, Hong Kong; Olympic Games, Atlanta, U.S.A., 1996; Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai, China, 2000; Point K Gallery, Nice, France, 2001; and Circulo del Arte, Barcelona, Spain.
He has received several AWARDS and HONORS for his work. In a tribute to his work, the Canadian Croatian Artist Society chose him Artist of The Year for 1986. In 1995 he received two honors from the Government of Croatia: The Order of Croatian Danica (Morning Star) with the image of Marko Marulic and The Order of the Croatian Interlace, for outstanding merits in the field of culture. In 2001 his works were selected by the prestigious Circulo del Arte, Barcelona, Spain.
His works are found in several MUSEUMS and PRIVATE COLLECTIONS, around the world, including: Nat. Library of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario Collection, Toronto, Art Gallery of Hamilton, Canada, Museum of Art and Craft, Zagreb, MGC Klovicevi dvori, Zagreb, Nat. and University Library of Croatia, Zagreb; University of Michigan, Dearborn, U.S.A.; Princeton University, U.S.A.; Museo del Chopo, Mexico, D.F.; Salon XX, Bogota, Colombia; Embragel, Cabo Frio, Brazil; Salas Nacionales de Cultura - Palais de Glace, Buenos Aires, Argentina; Vatican Collection; Nat. Library of France, Paris; Oberhausmuseum, Passau, Germany; U.N., Tokyo, Japan; and Circulo del Arte, Barcelona, Spain.