Michener Art Museum

Maximilian Vanka

Maximilian Vanka, 1946, back cover of The Gift of Sympathy: The Art of Maxo Vanka
BORN: ca. 1889, Zagreb, Croatia
DIED: ca. 1963, Mexico

"I painted so that Divinity in becoming human, would make humanity divine."
-Maximilian Vanka

Painter Maximilian Vanka was celebrated as the finest Yugoslavian portraitist in the 1920's and 1930's. He exhibited throughout Europe, receiving such honors as the