Ab Filipovic is a retired Thunder Bay Police officer, 1961 to 1991. He started painting in in oils, at Hillcrest Highschool in 1960 but due to allergies to the paint, stopped painting. In the 1980's he took up acrylic painting at Confederation College night school with Instructor Heli Emack. A few years later he started watercolour painting with his good friend and neighbour, Peter Humeniuk.
Ab was born and raised in Port Arthur, attended St . Andrews RC School and later, Hillcrest Highschool. He loved hockey, baseball and football and is a member of the Redskins Football Organization that won the Canadian Dominion Title in 1958. He has paintings in British Columbia, Alberta, Austria, Croatia, Toronto, , and in Thunder Bay, Ontario and belongs to the North Shore Watercolour Society and Lake Superior Art Gallery.
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