Ivan Meštrović is inarguably one of Croatia’s most notable and celebrated artistic figures. Born in Slavonia, the son of peasant sheep-breeders would eventually see his works displayed throughout the world, even becoming the first Croat to be exhibited at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. His creations today stand throughout Europe and the Western world, including Chicago and Washington DC, as well as across former Yugoslavia.
From November 23, running all the way through to March 3 next year, around 200 of his works are on display at the Klovićevi dvori gallery in Zagreb’s Upper Town. Filling three entire floors, many of the sculptures have been lent for the specific purposes of this exhibition from London, Prague and Rome, to name but a few.
The exhibition is organised chronologically, starting from his childhood, expanding to be the most comprehensive showcase of the sculptor ever staged. It is as valuable to newcomers to Meštrović as it is for the well-versed, and a very rare opportunity to see so many of his creations in one place. More information can be found by visiting the gallery's website – don't miss out!
Where: Klovićevi dvori, Jezuitski trg 4, Zagreb
Admission: €8, tickets available exclusively at the gallery entrance.