Miljenko Horvat was an architect, painter and photographer. He got his degree in architecture in Zagreb in 1960. His professor of drawing, painter Josip Vaništa, introduced and led him into a circle of artists gathered in an informal proto-conceptual group Gorgona. Horvat became Gorgona’s youngest member. He lived in Paris from 1962 to 1966 and then in Montreal, where he taught industrial design at the College du Vieux. From 2008 onwards, he lived in Zagreb, where he died in 2012. In the earliest period he was close to Art Informel, and after 1970 he got closer to Gestural Abstraction. The influence of Eastern ideograms is visible in his later work. He was fascinated by Middle and Far-Eastern cultures, and he remained a passionate traveler throughout his life. He had individual exhibitions in Zagreb, Brussels, Montreal and Bologna. His work was also presented in numerous group exhibitions, including the exhibition New Tendencies 5 in Zagreb, the Paris Biennale, the Ljubljana Graphic Arts Biennale, as well as numerous painting, graphic and digital art exhibitions in Canada, the USA and elsewhere. His work can be found in the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts and Musée d’Art Contemporain in Montreal, Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, MoMA in New York, Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris and others.