Kiar Mesko (1936-) Contemporary, American, European
Birthplace/Origin: Slovenia, Europe
Professor Kiar Mesko was born in 1936 in Slovenia, Europe. He got his diploma from the Art Academy in Slovenia and the Fine Art Hochschule fur Bildende Kunste, West Berlin Germany.
From 1970 – 1985 he was the youngest Dean and Professor of Painting and Graphic Prints at the Art Academy in Slovenia. He has exhibited throughout Europe, Japan, Egypt and at the MOMA in US and has received numerous international awards for his work. Kiar Mesko is known for his classical figurative old masters oil paintings, graphic print art as well as marble, bronze and granite sculptures. His granite sculpture monumental work is displayed in city squares and on prominent buildings in Europe. Kiar’s oils and prints can be found in various galleries, museums, and numerous private, public and corporate collections worldwide.
The Archives for Modern Art Gunther Kuhner in Wolfsburg, Germany, Graphotek in Berlin, Germany, ARTAX in Dusseldorf, Germany, Modern gallery in Ljubljana, National Bank Art Collection, Ljubljana, Slovenia, National Parliament Collection in Serbia, Museum in Kranj, Slovenia, Murano Padova Collection, Italy, Portland Art Museum -The Vivian and Gordon Gilkey Graphic Prints Arts Collection and numerous other private, public and corporate collections worldwide.
Diploma from the Art Academy, Slovenia
Fine Arts University, West Berlin, Germany
National Gallery Of Art, Washington, District Of Columbia
Graphotek Collection, Berlin, International, Germany
National Parliament Collection, Belgrade, International, Serbia
Portland Art Museum, Portland, Oregon
The Modern Gallery, Ljubljana, International, Slovenia
Exhibition Record (Museums, Institutions and Awards):
Kiar Mesko’s art piece titled “The Narrow Pass”, 1971 was presented as a Gift to 39th Vice President of the United States Mr. Spiro T. Agnew by Marshall Josip Broz Tito, President of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. The Art- Gift is in permanent collection at the National Gallery Of Art in Washington, DC.
1958 The Preseren Fund Award for Student artist, Slovenia
1966 First Prize for Print in Alexandria, Egypt
The Premio Emmilia Award in Castelnuovo Monti, Italy
1966 First Place International award at VI. Print Exhibit, Slovenia
First Prize for the International Oil Art Peace Exhibition in Slovenia
1966 The Preseren Fund Award for Print, Slovenia
First Prize at V. Print Exhibit Zagreb, Croatia
Two Prizes at VIII. International Print Exhibit in Slovenia
First Prize for Fresco, International Symposium “Il Muro Dipinto”, Dozza, Italy
First Prize at the International Trigon Art Exhibition in Graz, Austria
The National Zupancic Fund Award, Slovenia
Prize for “Yugoslavian Portrait” in Tuzla, Croatia
Biography from the Archives of askART