Ivan Rabuzin was born in Ključ near Novi Marof in Croatia on March 27. 1921.
His father was a miner and Ivan was the 6th child in a family with 11 children.
After primary school he first worked with his father and later he was trained as a carpenter in Zagreb.
In 1944. he starts drawing figures and landscapes.
Between 1945 and 1947 he is designing furniture and taking evening classes at the academy of arts in Zagreb. While working in Novi Marof he continues to develop his painting techniques and landscapes in his spare time and during the holidays.
From 1958 onwards he has dewoted himself entirely to his art.
As early as 1959 Rabuzin descovered his own unique themes and style. It means departure from traditional,naive painting with its tradition in the then Yugoslavia.
He deliberately moved away from realistic structures and concrete shapes to create a world that was entirely his own.
In 1973 his first mayor exhibition is held in Mona Lisa art gallery in Paris.
As his art develops he also applies his talents to oil painting and graphic art, he makes designs for China and his characteristic style also appears in tapesties.
To date his work has been shown in over a hundred exhibitions.
A special exhibition of his entire work was held in Zagreb in Octobar/November 1992. On this occasion a book was published presenting most of his work together with an overview of his exhibitions and publications of his art.
Many museums all over the world have include Rabuzin`s work in their collections.