Stanislav Marijanović (Tomislavgrad, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 1957) earned a degree in Graphic Arts from the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb in 1980, where he studied under professor Albert Kinert. In 1988 he left for Paris, spending two years at Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts as a guest artist in professor Vladimir Veličković’s class. Between 1988 and 1992, he mostly worked in the Cité Internationale des Arts printmaking studio in Paris, where he developed a new dry aquatint method in intaglio printmaking. With so many of his artistic activities taking place in France, in 1991 he received a respected printmaking prize Premier prix Trace/Idémédia-Crédome 91. He is one of the founding members of the Parisian printmaking studio Bo Halbirk, which evolved into an international association of printmakers in 2002. Marijanović honed his professional printmaking experience in studios in France, Denmark, Argentina, Germany and Belgium.
Since 1993, he has lived mostly in Greece. He spent several years working as a professor at the Thessaloniki annex of Ecole Régionale des Beaux-Arts de Saint-Etienne (France). He also works as a sculptor, illustrator and writer for children and young adults. He wrote eleven books, several of which have been translated into twenty languages. He has held forty solo exhibitions and shown his work at more than 150 group exhibitions around the world. His artwork is part of important public and private collections in Croatia and abroad. He received numerous awards and Mérite et Dévouement Français gold medal for his artistic work as a printmaker.
He has taught printmaking and illustration at the Academy of Arts in Osijek since 2012. He leads several international printmaking workshops.
(Translation hr/en: Dubravka Petrović)