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Rudolf Pater Bio

Rudolf Pater was born in 1951 in Banja Luka in the former Yugoslavia. A 1977 graduate of the University of Zagreb, he holds degrees in World Literature and Philosophy. In additional to working as an artist in Croatia, he lived and painted in Brussels, Belgium; Baton Rouge, Louisiana; and Vicenza, Italy.

In 1978 he organized his first one-man exhibit in Zagreb, Croatia. Since then Rudolf Pater has held 47 one-man exhibits, including two in Louisiana, and has been invited to exhibit in more than 200 shows in Europe.

In collaboration with well known Croatian poet, dramatist and translator Luko Paljetak, he created two books of maps (mapa) which he illustrated: Dandruff of the Iguana and Whispering to the Lost One Between the Lips. With the poet Davor Mojas, he created a poetic-artistic book, The Awakenings of Gospodja Rosa (The Awakenings of Mrs. Rosa).

Along with painting, he works in the mediums of sculpture, graphics, murals and stained glass. His motifs include interior and exterior realms, patrician homes and palaces, cities and countryside, children and still life. He belongs to the European Movement of Nomads. He lives and works in Zagreb and Dubrovnik.