Mlinar, Frane

  • “Serenity” The Water Series, Oil on canvas, 24 x 24 inches, Signed
  • “Summer Afternoon” The Water Series, Oil on canvas, 24 x 24 inches, Signed
  • “Little Harbor” The Water Series, Oil on canvas, 20 x 16 inches, Signed
  • “Sea Shore” The Water Series, Oil on canvas, 22 x 34 inches, Signed
  • “Deep Ocean” The Water Series, Oil on canvas, 14 x 22 inches, Signed
  • “Quiet Storm” The Water Series, Oil on canvas, 43 x 42 inches, Signed
  • “Messenger” The Water Series, Oil on canvas, 36 x 48 inches, Signed
  • “Morning” The Water Series, Oil on canvas, 60 x 48 inches, Signed
  • “Post Mortum” The Water Series, Oil on canvas, 48 x 60 inches, Signed
  • “Where Waters Meet” The Water Series, Oil on canvas, 72 x 60 inches, Signed
  • “Green Door” The Water Series, Oil on canvas, 30 x 30 inches, Signed
  • “Angel” The Water Series, Oil on canvas, 48 x 48 inches, Signed
  • “Summer” The Water Series, Oil on canvas, 30 x 30 inches, Signed
  • “Serenissima 1” The Water Series, Oil on canvas, 48 x 36 inches, Signed
  • “Serenissima 2” The Water Series, Oil on canvas, 48 x 48 inches, Signed
  • “Andy Warhol” Oil on canvas, 36 x 48 inches, Signed
  • “Red Clutch” The Figure Series, Oil & Enamel on canvas, 72 x 48 inches, Signed
  • “Nymph” The Figure Series, Oil on canvas, 64 x 38 inches, Signed
  • “Scent of Paris” Still Life Series, Oil on canvas, 80 x 60 inches, Signed
  • “Blue and Orange” The Still Life Series
  • “Potatoes” The Still Life Series, Oil on canvas, 64 x 44 inches, Signed
  • “Tomatoes and Salt” Still Life Series, Oil on canvas, 48 x 36 inches, Signed
  • “Three Roses” Still Life Series, Oil on canvas, 36 x 48 inches, Signed
  • “Carrots” Still Life Series, Oil on canvas, 46 x 38 inches, Signed
  • “Something Personal” Ocean Tales Series (Set of 8) Oil on canvas, 12 x 12 x 1.5 inches, Signed
  • “Rhythm” Ocean Tales Series (Set of 8) Oil on canvas, 12 x 12 x 1.5 inches, Signed
  • “BP Blues” Ocean Tales Series (Set of 8) Oil on canvas, 12 x 12 x 1.5 inches, Signed
  • “Ocean Occupied” Ocean Tales Series (Set of 8) Oil on canvas, 12 x 12 x 1.5 inches, Signed
  • “Focal Point” Ocean Tales Series (Set of 8) Oil on canvas, 12 x 12 x 1.5 inches, Signed
  • “Three Seasons” Ocean Tales Series (Set of 8) Oil on canvas, 12 x 12 x 1.5 inches, Signed
  • “Ocean Cried Too" Ocean Tales Series (Set of 8) Oil on canvas, 12 x 12 x 1.5 inches, Signed
  • “Beautiful Nightmare” Ocean Tales Series (Set of 8) Oil on canvas, 12 x 12 x 1.5 inches, Signed
  • “Ocean Tales Series” (Set of 8) Oil on canvas, 12 x 12 x 1.5 inches, Signed
  • “Siamese Twins” The Gold Series, Oil and Mixed media, 48 x 48 inches, Signed
  • “Happy Family” The Gold Series, Oil and Mixed media on canvas, 48 x 48 inches, Signed
  • “Same Thing” The Gold Series, Oil and Mixed media on canvas, 48 x 36 inches, Signed
  • “iGold” The Gold Series, Oil and Mixed media on canvas, 60 x 48 inches, Signed
  • “iPreservative” The Gold Series, Oil and Mixed media on canvas, 60 x 48 inches, Signed

Croatian Contemporary

Frane Mlinar, born in Croatia in 1959, graduated from the Art Academy of Sarajevo in 1981, and the following year at aged 23 became the youngest member of the Croatian Association of Fine Arts. In 1984, he earned a Masters Degree in Teaching Art Techniques. He now lives in the United States.

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∙ The Water Series
The Figure Series
∙ The Still Life Series
∙ Ocean Tales Series
∙ The Gold Series

Today, Frane Mlinar is considered a master of the Realist genre, a superb painter whose exceptional work is of an extraordinary high quality. His photo-realistic style is technically superb in composition and execution, creatively brilliant and remarkably distinctive. His rich, vibrant canvases delight and stimulate the eye yet at the same time are emotionally evocative and tranquil.

It’s not surprising that Mlinar enjoys an international reputation. His work has been widely reported in the media for more than a decade, including reportage in Art and Antiques and Architectural Digest, and exposure on CBS and CNN. His art has been exhibited widely in his homeland where he enjoys national recognition and his work is in the personal collection of the President of the Republic of Croatia. He has also exhibited in Italy, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and throughout the U.S.

As much as Mlinar is patiently obsessive about detail, he is enthusiastically passionate about his color. His understanding and manipulation of it is exceptional, at times creating almost a three-dimensional effect. Sometimes, he’ll employ bold, strong, solid colors to draw the eye to a focal point of special interest. Other times, the color is gradually graded in subtle nuances of tone that at first may not be perceived. Only on closer examination does one became aware of its skillful effect on the overall composition. But perhaps more important than details of substance and artistic techniques, is Mlinar’s ability to subliminally communicate mood and atmosphere. There is a controlled calm and sense of quiet order to his work that communicates peace and tranquility. Mlinar’s paintings have an old world sense of reality that is grounding, comforting and reassuring.

For his work he received a Pollock – Krasner Foundation Award in 2008. Mlinar’s paintings can be found in collections throughout the World such as those of Francis F. Coppola’s Rubicon Estate in Rutherford CA, Mike Grgich’s Grgich Hills Estate in Napa Valley CA, Mott’s Juices Inc. in Stamford CT, the Collection of Mr. Burt Reynolds at the Museum of Burt Reynolds and Friends in Jupiter FL, President of The Republic of Croatia, Embassy of The Republic of Croatia, Washington D.C. Public Library, West Palm Beach City Hall, Nikita Zukov Foundation New York, Palm Beach, and many others. Mlinar’s artwork was featured on CNN Special (World Report), New Jersey News, CBS, Home and garden TV (Interiors by Design).