John David Brcin
(1899 - 1983)
John David Brcin was active/lived in Illinois, Colorado / Croatia. John Brcin is known for sculpture.
Biography John David Brcin
John David Brcin (1899-1983)
Born in Gracac, Croatia, in 1899, John David Brcin was raised by his uncle, who was a farmer, carpenter, and stonemason. Carving in wood was one of the many accomplishments of his uncle, and it was with him that Brcin learned how to handle simple carving tools and create such items as spoons, forks, and crosses. At age 14 Brcin joined his brother in Gary, Indiana, to begin what he called his "Americanization."
In the fall of 1917, he enrolled in the sculpture class of the Art Institute of Chicago where he received a number of awards and honors that culminated in a fellowship to study in Europe. He spent 1921 in Serbia (by then part of Yugoslavia), Italy, and France, return
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