Yugoslav sculptor of reliefs, portrait busts, figures and monuments, noted especially for his sculptures in marble of female figures resting, waking, combing, bathing, etc. Born in Lumbarda on the island of Korcula in Dalmatia, of a family of quarrymen and stonemasons. Trained as a stonemason until 1912, when he left for Bohemia and studied first at the College of Arts and Crafts at Horice and then at Prague Academy of Arts under Myslbek and Stursa. Returned to Yugoslavia 1920, and lived in Belgrade until 1924 when he was appointed lecturer at the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb. First one-man exhibition at the Salon Ulrich, Zagreb, 1921. Created state master craftsman in 1948 and given charge of a master craftsman workshop. Lives in Zagreb.
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