Edo Murtić the Croatian painter, was born at Velika Pisanica (Northern Croatia), on May 4, 1921. In 1925, his family moved to Zagreb, where he attended primary and secondary school. He also went to the School of Arts and Crafts. His first one-man exhibition was held in 1925 in Zagreb. From 1941 he was part of the Yugoslav Resistance Movement, being an active member from 1943. He painted while on active service in the movement. He has travelled abroad a great deal, particularly in France, Italy and the USA. His style has undergone a rich spiritual maturation, gradually and without a break, from his figurative paintings of the 1940s and 1950s to his current Lyrical Abstract Expressionism. Edo Murtić has had over one hundred and fifty independent exibitions and taken part in about three hundred collective exhibitions in all the continents. His works are featured in the leading private and public collections round the world. He has designed and made numbers of theatrical sets, murals and mosaics. He lives and works in Zagreb and Vrsar.