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Julije Knifer

Born in 1924, Osijek, Croatia

Died in 2004


Julije Knifer is today largely recognised as one of the most prominent Croatian painters of the 20th Century. One of the founding members of the 1960s Croatian avant-garde group Gorgona, his oeuvre is centralised over the exploration of a single form – the meander, which started in the late 1950s and later developed into the single central point of his artistic production. The artist arrived at the meander whilst searching for the utter reduction of all expressive elements: "Within a few months...Read more