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Birthday
11, 1889
Birthplace
Croatia
Death Date
Feb 2, 1963 (73)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
11, 1889
Birthplace
Croatia
Death Date
Feb 2, 1963 (73)

About

Eastern European painter who created murals for the St. Nicholas Croatian Catholic Church in Pennsylvania. His work often consisted of social commentary on fascism, war, and poverty.

Before Fame

He served in the Belgian Red Cross during World War I.

Trivia

He was the subject of the 1981 play "Gift to America" by David P. Demarest, a professor at Carnegie Mellon University.

Family Life

He moved to the United States in the 1930s with his wife Margaret and the couple's daughter Peggy.

Associated With

He and Diego Rivera were both well-known muralists.

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