Jurak, Drago

Education: none.
Profession/occupation: carpenter, stage designer.
Art form/medium: painting, drawing.
Start artwork: 1960.
He worked as a stage designer for the Croatian National Theater.
(Solo-) exhibitions: Backyard Genius, Verbeke Foundation, Kemzeke 2009.

As carpenter’s assistant from Zagreb he used to work making scenery for the Croation National Theatre. He began painting his fantastic constructions in 1960, using ink and flowmaster on silk. Simple and modest, having had no schooling, he probably discerned in the backdrops for theatrical productions the contours of his future phantasmagoric buildings and towns.

Dragotin Jurak
1911 Croatia - 1994 Zagreb, Croatia