(1889 - 1963)
Maximilian (Maxo) Vanka was active/lived in Pennsylvania / Croatia, Mexico. Maximilian Vanka is known for landscape, portrait, mural, still life.
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Biography Maximilian Vanka
The following is from Nikola Vizner who is writing a book on Vanka, to be published in U. S. and Croatia. Vizner is an art historian, teaching Art History at the Touro College in New York City.
Born: Zagreb, Croatia, October 11, 1889
Died: Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, Feb. 2, 1963
Until 1934 lived in Zagreb, Croatia, where he was a professor of painting at the Academy of fine Arts; In 1934 came to the U.S., lived in New York City; In 1941 moved to Rushland, PA, Bucks County, lived there until his death; he drowned in the Pacific Ocean while vacationing in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
He painted landscapes, portraits, folklore compositions, etc. His style ranges from impressionistic landscapes, still-lifes to expressionistic
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