Racki, Mirko (1879-1982) by Scholes, Robert
Mirko Racki (1879 – 1982) He was born in Novi Marof, Croatia. After studying at the Teacher’s Academy in Zagreb, he attended the private art school of H. Strehblow in Vienna then the Academy of Vlaho Bukovac in Prague and that of W. Unge in Vienna. He lived in Munich from 1907 to 1914, and then in Rome, Geneva, Zagreb and Split. He painting is usually associated with Art Nouveau, but he could just as easily be considered a symbolist. Among his notable works are a series of illustrations for Dante’s Commedia. We are uncertain about the titles and meaning of some of the Racki images in our archive. They may be illustrations of Dante.