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FRANO KRŠINIĆ BORN     JULY 24, 1897 LUMBARDA, AUSTRIA–HUNGARY DIED     JANUARY 1, 1982 (AGED 84) ZAGREB, R.CROATIA, SFR YUGOSLAVIA NATIONALITY     YUGOSLAV (CROATIAN) FIELD     SCULPTURE

FRANO KRŠINIĆ

Born     July 24, 1897
Lumbarda, Austria–Hungary
Died     January 1, 1982 (aged 84)
Zagreb, R.Croatia, SFR Yugoslavia
Nationality     Yugoslav (Croatian)
Field     Sculpture
Training     Hořice stonemasonry school
Prague Art Academy
Influenced by     Josef Václav Myslbek Jan Štursa

FRANO KRSINIC, a renowned Croatian sculptor, was born in 1897 in Lumbarda on the island of Korcula into a family of labourers and stonecrafters. As a young man he himself was trained in the art of stonecrafting in the local school, but then proceeded to attend a sculpting school in Hoøice in the Czech Republic. He graduated there in 1916 and enrolled at the Art Academy in Prague. He studied in the classes of J.V.Myslbek and J.Stursa and graduated in 1920. The same year he returned to Croatia and began his career as a freelance sculptor. Since 1924 he lived permanently in Zagreb, having been offered lectureship at the Academy of Fine Arts.

By the late twenties his individual expression is formed, away from the mainstreams of art–deco and the overwhelming influence of Mestrovic. It is in this period that his individual style and sculptural elegance took shape through a number of works defined by soft lines in closed forms such as Awakening, Diana, Young Woman Tending a Rose, Reading, After the Bath and others. In his middle years Kršiniæ is devoted to fine chiseling in marble mostly of female acts and motherly motifs: Meditation, Mother Feeding a Child and others. It is in this period that he created his most characteristic composition Mother's play, several variations of a daring composition of Fishermen, as well as a dozen large-size momuments placed in open spaces. In 1947 he was conferred the title of master sculptor and nominated as head of postgraduate sculptural workshop in the Academy of Fine Arts. In 1948 he was elected a member of the Croatian Academy of Arts and Sciences. His teaching career lasted until 1967. In this long period he trained and coached a number of successful young sculptors from Croatia and abroad. In his last decades Krsinic modelled numerous variations of the motif of young girl as well as acts and sculpted them in small formats. Works such as Worry, Sunbathing, Resting represent perfection in the softness of sculpting in marble. In 1975 he retired from active career and on January 1st, 1982 he died in Zagreb.
The works of Frano Krsinic are exhibited in private collections and museums in London, Geneva, Moscow, Berlin, Munich, Stockholm, New York, Washington, Addis Ababa, Kawasaki and elsewhere. Remaining ever faithful to the figurative expression of classic proportions Kršiniæ exerted a significant influence on his period. He created some of the anthological works of Croatian sculpture such as Mother's Play, Meditation and After the Bath. Excelling in the beauty of lines, softness of volume and integrity of composition these works belong to the very apex of European figurative sculpture of the 20th century.

Published in:

Ronald Alley, Catalogue of the Tate Gallery's Collection of Modern Art other than Works by British Artists, Tate Gallery and Sotheby Parke-Bernet, London 1981, p.402

Popis djela/Catalogue of bronzes

Diana, 1926, visina/height 142 cm
Majčina briga/Mother’s Care, 1943, 76,5 cm
Pleti me pleti majèice/Plat my Hair Mother, 1952, 39 cm
Čitačica/Girl Reading, oko 1950, 64 cm
Pjesma suncu/Ode to the Sun, 1961, 69 cm
Sputana/Woman in Bonds,1951, 34 cm
Kipar/Sculptor, 1945, 39 cm
Žena koja vadi trn/Girl Removing a Thorn, 1942, 38,5 cm
Majčina igra/Mother’s Play, oko 1940, 41 cm
Meditacija/Meditation, oko 1960, 24 cm
Ribari/Fishermen, 1946, 37 cm
Ribari/Fishermen, 1946, 37 cm
Žena sa mijehom/Woman with Wine-bag, 1954, 42 cm
Seljanka/Peasant Woman, 1939, 51 cm
Majka kupa dijete/Mother Bathing a Child, 1936, 32 cm
Kupačice/Bathers, 1960, 39 cm
Kupačice/Bathers, 1960, 40 cm
Andrija Buvina/Monument to A. Buvina, 1948, 32 cm
Glava njegovateljice ruža/Woman’s head, 1953. 33 cm

MAJKA DOJI DIJETE, MRAMOR FRANO KRŠINIĆ  BORN     JULY 24, 1897 LUMBARDA, AUSTRIA–HUNGARY DIED     JANUARY 1, 1982 (AGED 84) ZAGREB, R.CROATIA, SFR YUGOSLAVIA NATIONALITY     YUGOSLAV (CROATIAN) FIELD     SCULPTURE

Majka doji dijete, mramor

Značajnija djela isklesana u mramoru:

Buđenje/Awakening, 1968, 141 cm
Sputana/Woman in Bonds, 1957, 75 cm
Meditacija/Meditation, 1958, 63 cm
Kupačica/Bather, 1960, 73 cm
Pozdrav/Greeting, 1963, 30 cm
Sunčanje/In the Sun, 1962, 36 cm
Sputana/Woman in Bonds, 1952, 65 cm
Pjesma suncu/Ode to the Sun, 1962, 65 cm
Sunčanje/In the Sun, 1962, 24 cm
Meditacija/Meditation, 1963, 20 cm
Meditacija/Meditation, 1960, 22 cm

MEDITACIJA MRAMOR- FRANO KRŠINIĆ  BORN     JULY 24, 1897 LUMBARDA, AUSTRIA–HUNGARY DIED     JANUARY 1, 1982 (AGED 84) ZAGREB, R.CROATIA, SFR YUGOSLAVIA NATIONALITY     YUGOSLAV (CROATIAN) FIELD     SCULPTURE

Meditacija, mramor

 

 

 

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