Mirko Virius: 9 works

A slideshow of artworks auto-selected from multiple collections

By Google Arts & Culture

Vineyards (1938) by Mirko ViriusKoprivnica Town Museum - Gallery of Naive Art, Hlebine

'Mirko Virius was born on October 28 1889 in Djelekovec, a village near Koprivnica.'

Self-portrait by Mirko ViriusKoprivnica Town Museum - Gallery of Naive Art, Hlebine

'He participated in the first exhibition of peasant painters in Zagreb. He painted with watercolors, oil paintings and he made drawings.'

The Procession (1937) by Mirko ViriusKoprivnica Town Museum - Gallery of Naive Art, Hlebine

'He painted with watercolors, oil paintings and he made drawings. Themes of his works are social: the work in the countryside, home and life rural poverty.'

Soldiers and a Peasant (1937) by Mirko ViriusKoprivnica Town Museum - Gallery of Naive Art, Hlebine

'He was part of the progressive peasant movement.'

Village & Industry (1938) by Mirko ViriusKoprivnica Town Museum - Gallery of Naive Art, Hlebine

'He connected with painters from Hlebine, Ivan Generalic and Franjo Mraz - they are the founders of Croatian naive art.'

Farmyard (1938) by Mirko ViriusKoprivnica Town Museum - Gallery of Naive Art, Hlebine

'Due to political activity he was arrested and taken to a concentration camp in Zemun where he died in 1943.'

A Portrait (1939) by Mirko ViriusKoprivnica Town Museum - Gallery of Naive Art, Hlebine

'He was part of the progressive peasant movement. He connected with painters from Hlebine, Ivan Generalic and Franjo Mraz - they are the founders of Croatian naive art.'

Gliboki (1939) by Mirko ViriusKoprivnica Town Museum - Gallery of Naive Art, Hlebine

'He connected with painters from Hlebine, Ivan Generalic and Franjo Mraz - they are the founders of Croatian naive art. He participated in the first exhibition of peasant painters in Zagreb.'

Vineyards (1939) by Mirko ViriusKoprivnica Town Museum - Gallery of Naive Art, Hlebine

'Themes of his works are social: the work in the countryside, home and life rural poverty. Due to political activity he was arrested and taken to a concentration camp in Zemun where he died in 1943.'

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