Josip Vaništa

Josip Vaništa (Karlovac, HR, 1924 – Zagreb, HR, 2018)
Josip Vaništa was a Croatian painter, graphic artist, writer, academic and university professor. He was one of the co-founders of the Gorgona Group. He created a varied body of work, producing everything from collages and traditional landscapes and still lifes to photographs and austere abstract paintings. He was a professor in the architecture department at the University of Zagreb and, in 1994, was made a full member of the Croatian Academy of Arts and Sciences. Vaništa exhibited his work a great deal throughout Croatia and had shows all over the world, in cities such as Paris, London, New York, Bombay, and Beijing. With the Gorgona Group, he participated in the 1997 Venice Biennale.