Milan Kičin (1923 - 1998) was born on December 9, 1923 in Ščitarjevo near Zagreb. His father, Stephen, a sculptor of Croatian Naive Art, was the manager in a small brickyard in Ščitarjevo , where Kičin had first contacts with clay and its modeling. Read the full biography
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Milan Kičin (1923 - 1998) was born on December 9, 1923 in Ščitarjevo near Zagreb. His father, Stephen, a sculptor of Croatian Naive Art, was the manager in a small brickyard in Ščitarjevo , where Kičin had first contacts with clay and its modeling. He enrolled in The Zagreb School of Crafts where he attended a special Brickworks course, and as off 1945 he was a regular student of sculpture section of this school. He successfully completed his schooling in 1948. In the course of his schooling he ran a pottery course (in 1946) at the House of Culture in Zagreb. At the same time he collabora-ted with Ceramic Stove Workshop owned by Oto Krauthaker in the Zagreb district of Dubrava. The acquired skills enabled him to take the final exam at the end of his schooling at the sculpture section of The School of Crafts ( then The School of Applied Arts). He took the master exam of art ceramic with Professor Blanka Dužanec.In 1949 he became the associate of the cooperative "Artistic Crafts" in Zagreb and in 1950 he became a member of the Association of the Croatian Artists of Applied Arts. Since that year his intensive exhibition activity was started. In the fifties, he organized his first solo exhibitions (Belgrade 1952, 1953 Ljubljana, Zagreb, 1954).In 1955 he participated in the !st Zagreb Triennial Exhibition of Contemporary Croatian Ceramics (ULUPUH) at the Museum of Arts and Crafts. In that year he also exhibited at the International Exhibition of Ceramics in Cannes, organized by the Congress of the International Academy of Ceramics. Next year, in 1956 his works were included in the exhibition of Moderne kroatische Keramik (Modern Croatian Ceramic) organized by the Museum of Arts and Crafts in Vienna.
In 1958 he received a scholarship and went on a study tour to Finland where he stayed in the Arabia factory in Helsinki and Kupitaan Savi Oy factory in Turku. As part of this trip he visited Stockholm and Copenhagen.
The sixties and seventies were the most intensive exhibition activity of the artist. In those years, with solo and group exhibitions in the country he participated in numerous international exhibitions and competitions (Faenza, Vallauris, Cervia).
In 1984 he exhibited at the exhibition of Contemporary Croatian Ceramics at the Museum of Arts and Crafts, and in 1986 his works were included in an exhibition of contemporary Croatian ceramics organized by the Ceramic Section of ULUPUH in Barcelona.
He participated in the work of the Art Colony in Primošten and Ceramic Art Colony "Hinko Juhn" in Našice.
For his achievements, along with numerous awards and diplomas at the International Exhibition of Ceramics in Prague in 1962 he received a silver medal, and in 1967 his participation in the 5th Concorso di Ceramica d'Arte in Cervia (Italy) was awarded by the gold medal.