Zagreb, Croatia -- We found Ivan Meštrović's work proudly displayed throughout Croatia. The 17th century building which this son of shepherds converted to his studio features about 300 of his works. Meštrović lived and worked here from 1922 until his departure to the States after WWII. (He more than dabbled in politics and was imprisoned during WWII for his opposition to the Axis puppets who ran Croatia.)At the center of the entrance courtyard we find Meštrović's 1928 rendition of "Woman in Agony," perhaps suggestive of his teacher Auguste Rodin. After our visit to Meštrović's studio, we got into sculpture on this trip and started paying more attention to statues other than as places for pigeons to roost.

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