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Miljenko Bengez

Miljenko Bengez

MILJENKO BENGEZ was born in Zagreb (Croatia) in 1954. In the eighties he became engaged in art painting. From 1984 to 1989 he studied oil painting skills in Professor Vilim Svecnjak's atelier. His first one-man exhibition was in 1987, in Ljubljana, Slovenia, in the Club of Cultural and Scientific Workers. In 1990 he stayed in Florence in "Campo del Restauro - Lorenzo de Medici" and studied oil paintings' restoration in Professor Leonardo Passeri's studio. Terminated his education he leaves for New York where he starts exhibiting his work in "S.E.Feinman Fine Arts" Gallery. Staying in New York until 1995, he exhibited alternately on joint and one man shows in the United States, Italy and Croatia. Since 1997 he started editing silkscreens with the gallery "L'Incisione" in Milan, Italy, and after numerous editions, "L'Incesione" published a monograph entitled "BENGEZ".

Since 2001, the "Free Art Gallery" from Udine (Italy) organizes one man exhibition of Miljenko Bengez all over Italy, thus establishing his name on the Italian art scene. Until today, Bengez has exhibited in more than fifty one-man shows.
His paintings are an integral part of many private art collections in European countries, as well as in USA and Japan. From 1994 he is a member of the Croatian Artists Association.

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