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Anto Kajinić - Biography

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 Anto Kajinić was born in Modriča (Bosnia and Herzegovina) on 19 June 1953. In 1977 he graduated in Painting from the Academy of Fine Arts in Sarajevo, in the class of prof. Ismar Mujezinović. He has been a member of the Association of Visual Artists of Bosnia and Herzegovina since 1980, and a member of the Croatian Association of Artists in Zagreb since 1995. He has also been a member of the Croatian Cultural Association Napredak in Sarajevo since 1991, as well as Matica Hrvatska since 1994. Anto Kajinić is a member and one of the founders of the group of painters called KaMmeN (Kajinić, Marić, Numankadić) established in 1987. 
He established the Gallery of the Croatian Cultural Society Napredak in Sarajevo in 1995. From 1992 to 1993 he was the Acting Director of the Zenica City Museum. Since 1986 he has published over 150 works in the field of visual arts in various journals and magazines: Oko(Zagreb), Obnovljeniživot (Zagreb), Oslobođenje (Sarajevo), BosnaFranciscana (Sarajevo), Svjetloriječi (Sarajevo), Glasmladih (Novi Sad), Našariječ (Zenica), Hrvatskinarodnigodišnjak (Sarajevo), Krijesnica (Zenica), Akademija (ŠirokiBrijeg), Motrišta (Mostar),etc.
He is one of the founders and a member of the Editorial Board of Krijesnica, MaticaHrvatska's publication in Zenica since 1994 and art and culture magazine Akademija in ŠirokiBrijeg since 2005. 
Since 2007 he has been a Professional Associate working on the Croatian Encyclopaedia of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Numerous art critics and art historians have written about Ante Kajinić's paintings in numerous catalogues, journals and magazines: Meliha Husidžinović, Azra Begić, Ibrahim Krzović, Nermina Zildžo, Miroslava Gašparović, Mile Stojić, Nermina Kurspahić, Ivana Vodvičić, Branka Perišić, MilošRadić, Gradimir Gojer (Sarajevo), Davor Matičević, Marijan Susovski, Zvonko Maković, Branko Franceschi, Iva Šimat Banov, Zdenko Rus, Mladenka Šolman, Nada Beroš, Ljiljana Domić, Josip Škunca, Spomenka Nikitović, Vesna Kusin, Tonko Maroević (Zagreb), Aleksandar Bassin (Ljubljana), Sava Sokpanov (Novi Sad), Ješa Denegri, Irina Subotić, Lidija Merenik (Belgrade), Antun Karaman, SanjaŽaja Vrbica (Dubrovnik), Aleksandar Adamović (Tuzla), Ljiljana Perdov-Misirlić (Banja Luka), Vlastimir Kusik (Osijek), etc.
From 1996 he was a docent at the Academy of Fine Arts in ŠirokiBrijeg, University of Mostar, an associate professor from 2000, a full professor from 2003 and a tenured professor at the Department of Painting since 2009. From 2003 he was a mentor at postgraduate master's study, and since 2011 at postgraduate doctorate studyat the Academy of Fine Arts in ŠirokiBrijeg, University of Mostar.
From 1998 to 2007 he was the Vice Dean, and from 2007 to 2011 the Dean of the Academy of Fine Arts in Široki Brijeg, University of Mostar.
From 2005 he taught drawing, painting, calligraphy, illumination as a full professor at the Department of Art and Restoration at the University of Dubrovnik.
  
 

 
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