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Tihomir Pinter

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Bjelovar, Croatia

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Galerija Fotografija Gallery



Born 19 January 1938 in Bjelovar. After graduating in pharmaceutical sciences in Zagreb specialised in the analysis of foodstuffs, which was also the subject of my PhD. I've been pursuing photography since 1956 and have been exhibiting since 1961.
I've been presented with the title of 'master in art photography' by the Photographic Federation of Slovenia for the achievement in exhibition photography, while the International Federation of Photographic Art bestowed on me the title of 'Excellence FIAP'.
I'm also a member of the Ljubljana Photo Club (former Photo Group ŠOLT-Ljubljana), the Designers Society of Slovenia and the Ljubljana Fine Artists Society.

My work has been presented at 565 group exhibitions in Slovenia and abroad and I've received 175 awards and recognitions and had had 94 solo exhibitions in the countries of former Yugoslavia, Italy, Austria, Germany and the Czech Republic.
I publish photographs in national and international newspapers and magazines. 

My photographs were first featured in the book Umetnik v ateljeju ('Artist in Studio') in 1984 (published by DZS; text by A. Bassin). Since then I've contributed to books with portraits of Slovenian artists, including writers (1993), composers (1997), musicians (2002) and Slovenian visual artists in Austria and Italy (2003), and the series of portraits of iron workers »Razžarjeni pogled« (1996).
In 2008 Modrijan publishing house published the book Umetniki v ateljeju (Artists in Studio') as a continuation of portraying artists in their studio and the monograph Trenutki z umetniki ('Moments with Artists').
My photographs have been included in the collection of the National University Library, the Museum of Modern Art in Ljubljana, the Cabinet of Slovenian Photography in Kranj, the Koroška Regional Museum in Slovenj Gradec, the National Theatre Museum of Slovenia, Maribor Art Gallery, Božidar Jakac Gallery in Kostanjevica and others.

Recent Exhibits

Tihomir Pinter participated in these exhibits:

Jun, 2010 U3 - 6th Triennial of Contemporary Art in Slovenia: An Idea for Living. Realism and Reality in Contemporary Art in Slovenia
Moderna Galerija, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Nov, 2009 Treasure
Galerija Fotografija
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