“The success of a realistic painting does not depend merely on copying a subject. I believe it needs to offer the textures, colors, and tones to one’s eye and become something more than just an illusion. Through an evolutionary process, painting again becomes a part of nature itself.”
Jura Bedic completed his studies at The Florence Academy of Art in 2002, and became a principal instructor first in the Intensive Drawing Program, then in the Painting Program. He has participated in group exhibitions in numerous galleries in the United States, as well as alumni exhibitions organized by the Academy in Germany and Florence. Bedic is the winner of the 2001 Art Renewal Center International Scholarship Competition.
His work is featured in an article in American Artist’s “Drawing” Magazine, 2003, “Classical Approaches to the Teaching of Drawing.” and also in “Classical painting atelier” and “Lessons in classical drawing” – both books by Juliette Arestides.
In 2007 he won ” The best in Show” award in the F.A.A.’s 3rd Annual Alumni Exhibition.
Currently he lives an paints in his hometown in Croatia and he continues to teach various workshops at the Florence Academy of Art and throughout the Europe including the Flemish Classical Atelier in Brugge .
Education and Exhibitions
2012- Still LIfe Exhibition, Salve Art Gallery, Leipzig , Germany
2011- Three man Show , Ann Long Fine Art Gallery, Charleston,SC,USA
2010 – Two man Exhibition , Eleanor Ettinger gallery, New York , NY, USA
2009 – Three man show, Ann Long Fine Art Gallery, Charleston,SC,USA
2008 – “F.A.A. 4th Annual Alumni Exhibition” ,Stables of the Corsini Palace ,
2007 – “F.A.A. 3rd Annual Alumni Exhibition” ,Stables of the Corsini Palace ,Florence ,Italy
2006- “Masters of the Florence Academy of Art “, Eleanor Ettinger Gallery, New York
2006- “F.A.A.” 2nd Annual Alumni Exhibition”, Stables of the Corsini Palace , Florence, Italy
2005- “Da Firenze”, Ann Long Fine Art Gallery, Charleston, South Carolina
2005- “F.A.A. 1st Annual Alumni Exibition”, Stables of the Corsini Palace, Florence , Italy
2004- Graduates at The Florence Academy of Art 4 years in Painting Program
2003- Jura Bedic, Joakim Ericksson, Brandon Soloff, Grenning Gallery, Sag Harbour, New York
2003- “Still Classical”, Westbeth Arts Gallery , NYC, NY
RISDI, Providence, RI Palazzeto Cenci, Rome , Italy
2003- “Realism Revisited”, Panorama Museum, B. Frankenhausen, Germany
Hirschl & Adler Gallery, NYC
Century Gallery, Alexandria , VA
2000 – Begins studies at The Florence Academy of Art
1995 -’ 99 – High school education at Gimnazija Cakovec