Boris Novak - CV - Biography




30 September 1954 in Prague, Czech Republic



Mother; Neva Novak (Armanda / Radovan) 1924-2007, architect, artist

Father; Jaroslav Novak 1922-2012, architect, writer, ecologist

Siblings; Snjezana & Vanda

In relation with Zeljana Bura sice 1975 father of two children; Onessa (born 1993) and Orlan (born 1988)  


Living place:

First 7 years spent in Prague, Czech republic.

At age of 7 moved to Split, Croatia  and lived over there till age of 21

Now lives and works in The Netherlands, first in Amsterdam than after few years moved to Utrecht.



Religious Views: Nontheist

Political Views: Humanist, Pacifist, Cosmopolitan



School of Applied Arts, dep. free art, Split Croatia (Skola Primjenjene Umjetnosti, Split, Hrvatska) graduated

PA dep. art, Split Croatia (Pedagoska Akademija, Split, Hrvatska) due to move to The Netherlands, not graduated

Art Academy Artibus (now days HKU) dep. Graphic Design, Utrecht, The Netherlands graduated



Wallpaper Magazine Award: 'Man in front of Sky' London, UK, 2007

Art Toppling Tobacco Award: 1st place, Sydney, Australia 2013


In between the others:

WallPaper, London UK, 

Het NRC Handelsblad - Rotterdam, The Netherlands,

Het Algemene Dagblad - Rotterdam,  The Netherlands,

Utrechts Nieuwsblad, Utrecht, The Netherlands

Focus Magazine - Amsterdam,  The Netherlands

The Netherlands Theatre Encyclopedia (De Theaterencyclopedie)

Slobodna Dalmacija, Split, Croatia

Italian TV broadcast Ascoli Piceno, TV interview

La Republica - Roma, Italy


See more: about media



See the selected exhibitions list 


A. Huibers Collection, Soesterberg, The Netherlands

B&B Art Collection, Split,Croatia

S & A Dooley Collection, Kent, United Kingdom

A. Parbery Collection, Memphis, Tennessee, USA 


Work and involvement's:


Graphic Designer,

Art Director,



Art event organiser,



Humanitarian volunteer.





Artist of influence:

Sandro Botticelli, Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio, Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dali, Jeff Koons, Jean-Michel, Basquiat, Damien Hirst, Damien Hirst, Zhang Xiaogang, Peter Doig, Anish Kapoor, Jakub Julian Ziolkowski, Arty Zen, Chiho Aoshima, Hessam Abrishami, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Buff Monster, Susan Danko, Reed Danziger, Melinda Hackett, Derek Hess, Tilo Kaiser, Sachin Jaltarey, Norbert Tadeusz


Another internet pages: Paitings & digital paintings, online shop

Saatchi online gallery Paitings & digital paintings Mainly nature photography


02 Boris Novak Boris Novak Portrait Boris Novak Dutch contemporary artist Boris Novak & Milan

No photo may be used for any anotherpurpose except for the promotion of the artist B. Novak in the press, internet and the television.

Photographers, from the top left to right: 
1. Ognjen Meštrović 2011, Boris Novak  (Boris Novak high res photo, print ready
2. Daša Žburin 2010, B Novak & Z Bura (high res photo, print ready
3. Boris Novak 2010, self portrait (high res photo, print ready
4. Max Dereta 2010, Boris Novak (high res photo, print ready)
5. Boris Novak 2011 self portrait (low res photo, internet ready
6. Dragan Gucunski 2010, B Novak & a friend (high res photo, print ready)

Credits to the photographers are compulsory.