Yugoslav sculptor of wooden low-reliefs, portrait busts, and large works in wood, bronze and stone. Born at Kastel Stan, a village near Split. Studied at the Academy of Art, Zagreb, and 1912-14 at the Munich Academy and in Vienna. Made many statues in wood for churches in Dalmatia. First one-man exhibition in Zagreb 1919. Continued his studies in Paris 1921-2 under Bourdelle, who chose him in 1923 to collaborate on some monuments; also travelled to Berlin, Prague, London and Rome. On his return to Yugoslavia, held several exhibitions and worked with Mestrovic, whose sister he married in 1929. Appointed professor at the Academy of Art, Belgrade, 1939. During the war, worked for the Resistance movement. Professor at Belgrade 1945-9, then at the Academy of Art, Zagreb. Died in Split.
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.711