Kristian Krekovic (1901 - 1985), was an Croatian painter of portraits and ethnographic art. In later life he became known for his fascination with Incan art, and he spent a number of years living in Peru. From 1960 he resided in Palma de Mallorca, Spain, where he died in 1985. Mallorca has a museum named for him and devoted predominantly to his art.
Krekovic is believed to have been born in the village of Koprivna near Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina, then a part of Austria-Hungary, to a family originally from the region of Lika (modern-day Croatia).
In 1965 he settled in Palma de Mallorca, where in 1977 he built the Museum of Palma de Mallorca with his works of art, now known as Museu Krekovic (Colleccion Pintor Krekovic). The Krekovic Museum was officially opened in 1981 by Queen Sophia of Spain. Krekovic died in his home in Mallorca in 1985.
Biography Digital Book
www.kristiankrekovic.com (Museum & Private Collections)
Krekovic: a gallery of paintings, in Spanish and Croatian
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