Kažimir Hraste was born on February 2, 1954 in Supetar on the island of Brač. He graduated in sculpture from the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb, class of Valerije Michieli. In 1984 he completed a postgraduate sculpture course at the Academy of Fine Arts in Ljubljana (Slovenia), class of Drago Tršar. In 1990, he spent a semester of personal professional development in Rome, on an Italian government scholarship, He has taken part in a large number of collective exhibitions in Croatia and abroad. He has shown individually some thirty times. He is the author of a number of public sculptures. His works are to be found in private collections and public institutions. He has won a number of prizes and commendations for his work. His work has been written about by eminent Croatian art historians and critics. Croatian TV has made and broadcast a documentary film about his work. He is professor of Sculpture at the Arts Academy, and professor of Drawing and Modelling at the Faculty of Civil Engineering and Architecture of the University of Split.