Ivan Mestrovic is the author of Grgur Ninski sculpture (Gregory of Nin) near the north (Golden) gate of Diocletian’s palace.
The Bowman and the Spearman, also known as Indians standing as gatekeepers in Congress Plaza, at the intersection of Congress Drive and Michigan Avenue in Grant Park, Chicago, United States are probably the most famous works of this author.
Ivan Mestrovic Gallery is a must for all art and sculpture lovers.
Situated only ten minutes walk from city center, it is an oasis of peace, quiet and contemplation.
If you don’t want to walk, there is a bus from Church of Sv.Frane to the gallery.
The garden where his expressive and lifelike statues, often compared to Rodin’s are displayed is only a part of the exhibition.
There is also his studio and a gallery on two levels.
We recommend you take a guided tour. Although some might find it expensive, it is not a “scripted” tour most galleries have. You will enjoy almost a private tour and be able to put things in perspective regarding artist’s state of mind, political and social circumstances etc.