Art in Korcula


Korcula has a long art tradition since the very early days when crafts of shipbuilding and stone masonry were considered as an art itself, therefore the sculpture is the most famous art from this times – having a source in tradition of stone masonry.

Artists from Korcula

Art Galleries in Korcula


Gallery Maksimilian Vanka in Korcula

Below is a list of some very well known names in the art world that are from Korcula:

  • FRANO KRSINIC (1897-1982) – a sculptor from Korcula – Lumbarda, coming from long tradition of family Krsinic stonemasons. He was one of the founders of Croatian Academy of Fine Arts were the great names of Croatian sculpture, painting and graphic arts were involved. He was one of the founders of Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts and a prominent member of Group ZEMLJA (‘Earth’), group of artists, architects and intellectuals active in Zagreb from 1929 to 1935. A large selection of his work is on permanent display in Museum of Korcula. Pretty soon recently renovated palace of old Korcula Arneri family will become a home to the gallery / museum of Frano Krsinic. The bronze Second World War Memorial in the center of the village Lumbarda and the bronze relief Fishermen are Krsinic work too. To find out more: Frano Krsinic
  • IVO LOZICA (1910-1943) – a gifted sculptor from Lumbarda, Korcula. He was a student of Krsinic and Mestrovic at Zagreb Academy of Art. Unfortunately, executed by Fascist in WW2. He was working in stone, terracotta, wood, bronze and marble.Some of his work can be seen in Museum of Korcula in Korcula Town. Useful links: Ivo Lozica – (croatian text only), Vecernji List – article on Ivo Lozica (croatian text only)
  • MAKSIMILIAN VANKA (1889-1963) Croatian painter – celebrated as the finest Croatian portraitist in the 1920’s and 1930’s. Lived for long years in USA , but had his house and studio in Korcula. His studio is currently arranged as Memorial Collection of Maximillian Vanka in Korcula (Gallery Maximilian Vanka) in Put Sv.Nikola, one of the most beautiful locations in Korcula – have a look at this link. For more info about M.Vanka life and work have a look at following link : Maxo Vanka text in English
  • Marko Andrijic, famous stonemason and architect

Artists whose work was inspired by Korcula:

Presently, there are quite a few contemporary artist on Korcula who have their studios and galleries on the island. Some of them are involved in organization called ULUK (Udruzenje Likovnih Umjetnika Korcula) – Association of Korcula Visual Artist. They have every summer their annual exhibition.

Some photos from an art exhibition in Korcula:

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