One of the best known graphic artists in the world has died in Zagreb, Croatia yesterday. Painter and graphic artist Mersad Berber, who was born in the western Bosnian town of Bosanski Petrovac, passed away at the age of 72 on Sunday, reports daily newspaper Jutarnji list.
Mersad Berber trained at the Academy of Fine Arts in Ljubljana where he graduated with a BA and MA. Throughout his career Berber, who since 1992 had been living in Zagreb and Dubrovnik, created cycles of paintings which chronicle events, homages and dedications. Each cycle has its roots in Bosnian-Herzegovinian history from the medieval to the twentieth century. His works were characterised by the intermingling of ancient motifs with a more modern commentary, captivating in their iconic mystery and intensity
Berber became one the world’s best known graphic artists and was included in London’s famous Tate Gallery collection.