Vasilije Jordan was born in 1934 in Zagreb. In 1948 he started studying at the School of Applied Arts and in 1953 began his studies at the Art Academy in Zagreb, in the class of one of the greatest figures of Croatian painting, Prof. Ljubo Babic. Besides his tutor, powerful influences were those of painters Krsto Hegedusic and Vjekoslav Parac. With his first one-man show held in 1961 at Zagreb’s Gallery of Contemporary Art, Jordan was immediately recognized as an outstanding painter whose works opened the way for new ideas in art.
Numerous one-man shows have followed, as well as representative group exhibitions abroad. Jordan has worked closely with the Aghte Gallery in Antwerp, Galerie Lambert in Paris, with Gallery Isy Brachot in Brussels and since 1986 with Selearte in Padua. Vasilije Jordan’s work has attracted serious attention of prominent international critics, such as Patric Waldberg, Stephen Rey, Bruno Munari, J.M. Lo Duce and the poet Alain Bosquet. He has won many prestigious awards and several monographs devoted to his work have been published. He died in 2019.