Sad news: Croatian cartoonist Ivan Haramija (HANS) passes away

Croatian cartoonist Ivan Haramija (HANS) passed yesterday (14 September 2014) at the age of 68. The funeral will be held at the cemetery of Pri Svetom Duhu in Koprivnica on 16/09/2014 at 14:00. May he rest in peace!

Born in 1946, Ivan Haramija (HANS) was educated at the Fine Arts Department of the Teachers' Training Faculty. While teaching after his graduation, he organised cultural and art activities. Been the editor of the humor magazines “Pikac” (1967-1968) and “Feferon” (1981-1990). Published cartoons in several Croatian and some foreign newspapers. Won about a hundred prizes in national and international cartoon competitions. He was one of the founders of the Croatian Cartoonist Association (HDK). He illustrated many books including children's books. Some of his cartoon books are:
Prst u oko (1981)
Na nisanu (1990)
Zdravlje je najbolja medicina (1998)
Hans (2004).
Some of his personal exhibitions took place in:
1968 Prelog
1974 Donja Dubrava
1975 Cakovec
1977 Koprivnica, Varazdin, Sisak
1978 Cakovec
1983 Varazdin
1985 Zagreb
1988 Zagreb
1989 Koprivnica
1990 Prelog
1992 Koprivnica
1998 Prelog
1999 Cakovec
2001 Zagreb
2002 Cakovec
2004 Koprivnica.
Source of biography: http://www.ekm.anadolu.edu.tr/ivanharamija.htm.

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