Croatia's Vjekoslav Karas Gallery announced for the November 2019 a month-long exhibition of the awarded and recent drawings of Alfred Krupa („Nagrađeni crteži“). The Vjekoslav Karas Gallery has been governed by the City Museum of Karlovac (GMK-Gradski muzej Karlovac). The Galery of Paintings has been founded in 1945 with the current representative building erected in 1975 and it is a principal gallery of renowned „Watercolor Biennale of Yugoslavia“ since its start in 1979. Today it is one of the two main Croatian galleries of the „Croatian Watercolor Triennale“. The gallery occasionally organizes representative exhibitions of the artists of national and international importance. The exhibition will be composed of around 70 works of internationally established painter Alfred Freddy Krupa (1971) with a focus on his awarded modern ink painting. Krupa is considered as one of most important non-Asian modern ink painters and painter in associated water-based techniques and as such his works have been exhibited on 6 continents and awarded in a number of countries. His contribution to the modern ink painting has been considered for many years now as of vital importance for the global integrity of the New Ink Art movement. Krupa graduated in 1995 at the Academy of Fine Arts (ALU) in Zagreb, and in 1998 has received the Monbusho scholarship of Government of Japan for his study of Sumi-e (East Asian Ink Painting) at the Tokyo Gakugei University. The painter is also internationally known for his portraits (HM King Kigeli V etc.), artists books (in MoMA-FF collection, MSU, etc.), watercolors, photography and other media. Some of the works for display at this exhibition will be borrowed, among others, from the collections of the Modern Gallery in Zagreb and the Croatian Academy of Arts and Sciences – Dpt. of Prints and Drawings. The permanent curatorial team on this occasion will be enforced with art historian and art critic Ante Vranković (bearer of the Rector's Award of the University of Zagreb since 1995) who will write the foreword for the bilingual (English-Croatian) catalog. The exhibition is entirely funded by The City of Karlovac.

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