Ivan Rabuzin, Croatian (1921 - 2008)<br/><br/>Ivan Rabuzin was born in1920 in the small town of Kljuc Northeast of Zagreb and in the vicinity of the Hungarian border. He was the sixth of eleven children, whose father worked as a miner to support his family. After completing four years of primary school, the young Ivan started working the family’s small parcel of land with his older brothers.<br/><br/>During the Second World War Rabuzin studied carpentry in Zagreb and applied his newly learnt skills in yet another town, Zenum. Later still, after he had started working and was again in Zagreb, he returned to the government trade school to advance his carpentry skills. There he learnt the more developed skills necessary for a Master Carpenter, and the skills associated with drafting furniture drawings. During the evenings Rabuzin followed a course which introduced him to drawing in an artistic sphere, and to other painters in the area.