Suzanne Pinčević, lives in New Zealand and is the author of a novel and two non-fiction books, as well as the artist of numerous paintings. She has a Diploma in drawing and painting and a Preliminary Diploma in Fine Arts.
Suzanne was born in Sydney to French and English parents and spent her youth in Hong Kong before immigrating to New Zealand with her parents. Together with her husband, she operated an art studio and framing workshop, “Galerie du Lion d’Or, in Auckland for twenty years. Suzanne has been in numerous exhibitions and has received a number of awards. She tutored adult classes in all mediums. Her large painting “The Croatian Gumdigger” is on permanent display at the Auckland City library in Henderson
Compelled by the aggression against Croatia in the 1990s when her husband’s hometown of Dubrovnik was under siege, Suzanne published a book in 1998 about the war in Croatia (based on illustrations of her own paintings). These (now historical) paintings were donated in 1997 by the Croatian community of Auckland to their new Embassy in Canberra.
A second, Croatian edition, of her book “Britain and the Bleiburg Tragedy” was published jointly by three well-known Croatian organizations. This book was presented in 2009 in Zagreb by Dr Miroslav Tudjman, son of Croatia’s first President, and has received substantial coverage in Croatia. Since 1992 Suzanne has been a frequent writer in the Croatian-Australian newspapers.