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."
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