Mladen Veža

Born in 1916 in Brist, and died in 2010 in Zagreb. He started drawing at an early age.
In 1932 he graduated from the renowned State Craft School in Zagreb, and in 1937 he graduated from the Academy of Arts (today's ALU) in Zagreb in the class of prof. Vladimir Becic.

At the age of 22, he was included in the historical exhibition of Croatian fine arts - "Half a Century of Croatian Art 1878 - 1938".
In 1950 he lived and worked in Paris, where he created his Paris cycle which made him famous. From 1973 to 1997 was a time of significant recognitions, awards and decorations. As a professor at the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb in 1981, he retired, continuing to work tirelessly.
His oeuvre consists of distinctive coloristic landscapes from the Adriatic, interiors, still lifes, portraits and compositions depicting Dalmatian folklore (Brist).