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Dalibor Jelavić
DALIBOR JELAVIĆ was born on 29th May 1949 in Belgrade. From 1950 to 1960 he lived in Vrgorac, then in Metković, and from 1961 in Zagreb. He collaborated with Krsto Hegedušić and Edo Murtić consecutively. He studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb, in the Graphics Department of Prof. Dalibor Parač, and graduated in 1977 whilst in the class of Prof. Nikola Reiser. He was a collaborator in the master workshops of Prof. Ljubo Ivančić and Prof. Nikola Reiser. In 1977 he became a member of the Croatian Association of Visual Artists, and the Croatian Freelance Artists’ Association. He lived in Paris and Rouen in 1978, where he created the ‘Strašila’ series of drawings. From 1991 he was a volunteer in the Homeland War, and a co-organiser of the ‘Company of Croatian Artists’ and was honoured several times. In 1992 he worked for the Croatian Air Force as a graphic designer. He was a professor at ALU (Academy of Fine Arts) in Zagreb from 2008 until his retirement in 2014. Besides his artistic activities, he was a frequent promoter of culturally and socially significant projects, plus humanitarian artistic activities. From 1976 to the present day he has organised numerous solo exhibitions and cooperated in group exhibitions at home and abroad (France, Germany, Hungary, Austria, Slovenia, Romania, Montenegro, Italy, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Iceland, Belgium, Macedonia, the USA, Great Britain, Jordan, Egypt, China and Switzerland). Apart from painting Jelavić’s creativity is also reflected in other visual disciplines (drawing, graphics, oils, tapestry, enamel, ceramics, posters). Recently he has been recording and editing authorial films, video-footage, documentary films, TV clips, 3D animation with notable results. He has been honoured many times with prestigious awards for his work.