Ivan Me Trovi

Ivan Me Trovi

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Ivan Me trovi (August 15, 1883 - January 16, 1962) was a Croatian sculptor and architect born in Vrpolje, Croatia (then Kingdom of Croatia-Slavonia, an autonomous kingdom within the Austro-Hungarian Empire). He is renowned as possibly the greatest sculptor of religious subject matter since the Renaissance, the first living person to have a one man show at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. He spent his childhood in Otavice, a small village located on edge of Petrovo field in Dalmatian hinterland. At the age of sixteen, a master stone cutter from Split Pavle Bilini noticed his talent and he took him as an apprentice. His artistic skills were improved by studying the monumental buildings in the city and his education at the hands of Bilini 's wife, who was a high-school teacher. Soon, they found a mine owner from Vienna who paid for Me trovi to move there and be admitted to the Art Academy. He had to quickly learn German from scratch and adjust to the new environment, but he persevered and successfully finished his studies.show more

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  • Paperback | 220 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 13mm | 327g
  • Frac Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6134908886
  • 9786134908887