Biographical Information:  Milan D. Croata
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Milan's Gallery

This is a sampling of Milan's wood mosaic work.

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A Selective List of Commissioned Work


  • East Train Station, Vienna, Austria (mosaic mural and stone ceramic, 9' x 15')
  • The Vienna Craft Museum (purchased two mosaic tables - first prize winner)


  • Toronto Sailing Club (marbling, special effects wall painting, restoration)
  • Toronto, private mansion (mural painting)


  • Syracuse St. George Macedonian Eastern Orthodox Church (mural painting, gold-leafing, marbling)
  • Cleveland Croatian National Home (four mural paintings, special effects painting on glass, designs on entrance columns)
  • Private homes (restoration of antiques, commissioned mosaics)
Milan D. Croata, born on May 26, 1955 in Croatia, received his BA degree from Zagreb Art College in 1977.  Milan specialized in mosaics (wood, ceramic, glass), painting, wood carving and restoration. Before emigrating to Ithaca, New York, in March 1982, Milan was a backdrop artist for Television Zagreb.  He also exhibited his artwork in Europe and won first and second prizes at European competitions.

After he and his wife, Victoria M. Stiles, moved to Freeville in 1982, Milan started his own construction business, "Gallery Croatia."  In addition to building, restoring, and creating commissioned mosaics, painted murals and special effect painting (marbling, wood-graining, gold-leafing), he exhibited his artwork in Ithaca, Binghamton, and Syracuse.

In the spring of 1993, Milan and friends purchased a run-down building at 2-4 Main Street in Freeville.  After years of intermittent work with his construction crew, Milan and Victoria opened "Tile-Tec International," a retail and design center which specializes in flooring and interior designs (especially bathrooms and kitchens). Besides continuing his work as an artist, his interests have expanded into stone fabrication at his stone-workshop on fall Creek Road, located close to the store.

Please visit our showroom, or phone us (607-844-4023), to find out more about using marble, granite and tiles in your new home, or to spruce up your exiting home. We service the Elmira, Ithaca, Freeville, Cortland, and Syracuse areas.

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