award winning artist,
animal rights activist and supporter of
many charitable organizations. Her
sense of beauty in form comes from innate ability to
translate the world that surrounds her into exquisite
artworks: exotic wall-hangings; intriguing "art
puzzles" made of silk and paper; shocking digital
art; and "Royal" dog oil paintings. When Olga was
approached to create an artwork for PETAĺs 25th Anniversary
Gala, she didnĺt give it a second thought. This was the
beginning of her new series of animal-related artworks with an
emphasis on dog art.
"Dogs have always been a passion of mine.
They are truly remarkable human companions. Dogs are smart,
cute, funny, and compassionate creatures.
They deserve to be "crowned" for all the love
they are bringing into our lives. I use my art to voice these
thoughts," Olga said.
Ms. Horvat holds Master's of Arts from Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. In addition to this, she also has diplomas from Faculty of Arts, Zagreb University, Cambridge and Ely Brass Rubbing Centres in England; CAL Cote d'Azure Langue in France and other schools in Europe. She is the member of Dog Writers Association of America.
She is the recipient of the following prestigious awards: Award for Outstanding Achievement in Decorative Arts; Twentieth Century Achievement Awards, by ABI (on permanent record at the U.S. Library of Congress, Washington D.C.) and Certificate of Excellence for the exhibition "Plan for Peace" by Mr. Stephen Strunsky, The New York Times. She was commissioned by Walt Disney World Co. to create decorative fabric construction.
Horvat's canine art has been included in The AKC Museum of the Dog. Her creations have been featured in many professional magazines, such as: LDB interior Textiles; Art News; Accessories; Home Accents Today; Bridal Apparel News; Accessory Merchandising; Gallery and Studio; Home Textiles Today; Gifts & Decorative Accessories; Home Fashions; etc. Her art works has appeared in the books: Art for Wall, Furniture & Accessories; Encyclopedia of living Artists; New Art International; Who's Who in American Art; Five Hundred Leaders of Influence and Dizionario Encyclopedico Internazionale D'Arte Contemporanea (witch translates to International Encyclopedic Dictionary of Contemporary Art). The International Biographical Centre in Cambridge, England, the world's most respected reference publisher, has listed Olga Horvat in Who's Who, among 2,000 outstanding Artists and Designers of the 20th Century. Horvat's art pieces are included in private collections worldwide