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Croatian painter and poet born in 1941 in Dubrovnik, received his BFA of painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb, class of Oton Postružnik in 1965. On his return to Dubrovnik, right until his retirement in 2006, he was engaged in art education.

The Storm, oil on canvas, 2004

As well as being painter and teacher, Josip Škerlj is a chronicler and poet whose obsession is Dubrovnik. He has published poems and tales in ten volumes. So far he has exhibited nearly hundred individual exhibitions and taken part in collective shows too numerous to count at home and abroad. He lives and works in Dubrovnik.

Dubrovnik walls, oil on canvas, 2007

Dubrovnik walls, oil on canvas, 2007