Artist: Ivan Meštrovic
Dates: b.1883, Vrpolje, Croatia
d. 1962, South Blend, IN
Dimensions: 6' x 4' x 2"
Current Location: CityCenter Englewood View in Map Englewood Civic Center
About Ivan Mestrovic
Ivan Meštrovic was a Croatian sculptor, revered as one of the country’s
greatest artists of the 20th century. He attended the Akademie der
Bildenden Künste in Vienna, and became largely influenced by the
Secession. He also found inspiration in the work of Rodin and
Michelangelo, and mainly produced figures in bronze, wood, and marble.
He remained loyal to Yugoslav patriotism, as many of his finest works are
monuments dedicated to the memory of historic heroes who struggled for
freedom. Later in his career he focused mainly on biblical subjects.1
Lost in deep concentration, Luke the Evangelist projects a powerful energy that beckons the viewer
to share a moment of quiet contemplation. The inner strength of this monumental thinker creates an
aura of stability and wellbeing.