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Milan Mrkusich, ONZM (born 5 April 1925, Dargaville) is a New Zealand artist and designer. He is considered a pioneer of abstract painting in New Zealand and one of New Zealand’s most important artists.
Milan Mrkusich Biography
1925 – 2018
Apprenticed in Commercial Art.
Designer for Brenner Associates, 1949-58.
Full time artist since 1958.
Gained wide recognition in the 1960s.
First retrospective show ACAG 1972.
Second retrospective ACAG 1985.
“Six Journeys” show ACAG 1996.
Awarded ONZM 1997.
Arts Foundation of New Zealand: “inaugural icon” 2003.
Major monograph published 2009.
Has exhibited in over 100 shows throughout the world culminating in the “Chromatic Investigations” at Aratoi, Wairarapa Museum of Art and History 2014- 15.
Has had two exhibitions previously at Exhibitions gallery of Fine Art in Auckland 2014 and 2015