Linden Gallery in Ellison Bay has a new show opening Aug. 4 devoted to the paintings of Yugoslavian artist Zikvo Zic, particularly his Chicago cityscapes, streets and landmark buildings. His paintings will be on view through Aug. 31.
Zic was born in 1924 in the island of KrK, on the Dalmatian Coast of Yugoslavia. He was an impressionistic oil painter whose plein air style is described as “ethereal and lyrical.”
When he was a young man, Zic fled his native Yugoslavia when the Communists invaded at the end of WWII. He found his way to Rome, where he simultaneously enrolled at the Scoula di Medicina, Unversita’ di Roma and La Accademia di Belle Arti. In 1947, he moved with his wife to Argentina and began to study with Argentinian artist Salvador Serra. In 1955, Zic had the first of many solo exhibitions in Buenos Aires. In 1962, he and his family moved to Chicago after a 14-year wait for approval to immigrate. Zic had more than 44 solo shows and received many awards for his work.
Linden Gallery is located at the corner of Highway 42 and Mink River Road in Ellison Bay. Hours are 10 am – 5 pm daily. Call 920.854.2487 for more information.