Art: Croat

Yugoslavia is a country half as large as France. Within its borders the World War was started, regicides are bred, opium is produced and the best wild boar shooting in Europe is found. The world of art knows just one Yugoslav name—Ivan Mestrovic, one of the greatest living sculptors. Last week Mrs. Marie Sterner Lintott, a talented ferret among modern artists, discovered another, Maximilian Vanka. At her Manhattan gallery she put on view 15 darkly colorful Vanka canvases.

Like the assassins of King Alexander, Artist Vanka is a Croat. Born in Zagreb 44 years ago, he wears a soft brown beard,...

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