Emanuel Vidović Biography
Birthday: December 24, 1870 (Capricorn)
Born In: Split
Emanuel Vidovic was a Croatian painter and graphic artist. He painted iridescent landscapes composed of textures of crepuscular light and color of places like Venice, Split, and Milan which made their way into the world of art in Croatia and other European countries. A nineteenth-century artist, he experimented with different styles of the time, such as post-impressionist, art nouveau and expressionist to arrive at his own inimitable, modern style. He brought interiors of churches to his canvas and many of his early works are steeped in Slavic history. He was also a highly gifted graphic artist whose handcrafted satirical caricatures were published in books and publications in Croatia, depicting him as a man with a high degree of social awareness. He soared to eminence through his creative work and became the artistic pride of his native city of Split. He showcased his art in exhibitions in Croatia, Italy, Austria, London and Bulgaria.