Fadil Vejzović: Lightness of Youth
The title of the exhibition was inspired by a line from Marin Držić’s comedy The Story of Stanac. The exhibited paintings are mixed media on paper, 70x100 cm.
Fadil Vejzović was born in Sarajevo in 1943. He graduated from the Zagreb Academy of Fine Arts in 1966 under the mentorship of Raul Goldoni, later his longtime associate. From 1969 he was an independent artist and a member of the Brezovica Group; in 1970 he began postgraduate studies in Graphic Arts and Painting at the Akademie der bildende Kunste in Nuremberg, which he completed in 1975. A year later, he started working as an illustrator and graphic editor for the Start magazine, where he remained for ten years. His works were displayed at numerous exhibitions in Croatia and abroad and he received numerous major awards for his artistic work. In 1984 he received the 19th Zagreb Salon Special Award, in 1990 the Croatian Graphic Arts Biennial Split Award, and in 1993 the 17th Zagreb Graphic Arts Exhibition Award. In 2001 he received the Lalin Plaque at the 1st International Graphic Arts Salon Rab and since 2007 his works are displayed in the permanent collection of the National Museum of Modern Art in Zagreb. He died in Zagreb in October 2022.