Ivan Mestrovic

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Birthday
15, 1883
Birthplace
Croatia
Death Date
Jan 16, 1962 (78)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
15, 1883
Birthplace
Croatia
Death Date
Jan 16, 1962 (78)

About

Croatian and Yugoslav sculptor and architect known as one of the greatest sculptors of religious subject matter since the Renaissance.

Before Fame

He apprenticed under a stonecutter and then was admitted to the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna.

Trivia

He is best known for his works Victor, The Bowman and The Spearman, and the Gregory of Nin statue.

Family Life

He married Olga Kesterčanek and they had four children.

Associated With

Dwight Eisenhower was at the ceremony when he was granted U.S. citizenship.