Extended Biography

1919 Velibor Mačukatin was born im Sumartin on the Island of Brač

1937 having completed primary school in Split and Zagreb, he enrolled in the Zagreb School of Crafts (Sculpting Department )

1939 after two years at the Zagreb School of Crafts, in the class of Prof. Davorin Hotko, he enrolled in the Academy of Arts, where his professors were Ivo Kerdić, Frano Kršinić, Ivan Meštrović, Antun Augustinčić

1944 he interrupted his studies and left Zagreb in the autumn to join the Partisan resistance movement

1945 after ten semesters he graduated in sculpture in the class of Prof. Kršinić; in the same year he exhibited his first medal in Paris, dedicated to a women's congress

1946 he completed a two-year specialist course in the class of Prof. Antun Augustinčić, whom he later assisted in the making of several monuments, such as Peace, New York (1973), Peasants' Uprising, Gornja Stubica (1974) and Red Army, Batina Skela (1946)

1947 first participation in an exhibition organized by the Society of Croatian Artists

1948 first public monument in Mali Iž, dedicated to WW II Partisan fighters; since then he produced around a hundred public monuments, including reliefs and busts

1955 first one-man exhibition at the Society of Croatian Artists' Salon in Zagreb

1962 one-man exhibition at the Split Museum

1963 first one-man exhibition abroad: Galleria V. E. Barbaroux, Milan; catalogue preface by Branko Kovačević

1970 married to Tanja Godić

1974 son Velibor is born

1976 chamber exhibiton of sculptures and drawings in zagreb and exhibiton of sculptures in Split

1983 female act exhibition at the u Dubrava Gallery, Zagreb

1992 small sculpture exhibition at the Ulrich Gallery, Zagreb

2006 exhibition at the Antun Augustinčić Gallery, Klanjec

 

From 1947 to 1990 he participated in around seventy group exhibitions held in Croatia and abroad.

 

Public monuments (selection):

1948 Mali Iž, Partisan monument

1951 Moravice, Partisan monument

1952 Brinje, Partisan monument and memorial ossuary

1957 Kutina, female act

1960 Zagreb, Nikola Tesla

1965. Virovitica, Partisan monument and memorial ossuary

1967 Vodoteč (Lika), memorial ossuary

1973 Bijelo polje (Lika), Partisan monument

1975 Vrpolje, (Slavonija), Partisan monument – relief

1975 Slavonski Brod, busts of World War II heroes

 

Busts of historic personalities (selection):

Franjo Gorjup, Zagreb

Ljubica Gerovac, Brinje

Ivice Lovinčića, Brinje

Karl Marx, Revolution Museum, Sarajevo

Friedrich Engels, Revolution Museum, Sarajevo

V. I. Lenin, Zagreb

Josip Broz Tito, Zagreb, Sarajevo, Split

Đuro Pucar, Sarajevo

Vladimir Bakarić, Zagreb

Edvard Kardelj, Vukovar

Nikola Tesla, Nikola Tesla Factory, Zagreb

Ivan Goran Kovačić, Revolution Museum, Zagreb and Lukovdol

Otokar Keršovani, Zagreb

Dr. Ivan Ribar, Zagreb

 

Reliefs depicting historic personalities (selection):

Marshall Tito, Chamber of Economy, Zagreb

Zlatko Šnajder, Slavonski Brod

Đuro Đaković, Slavonski Brod

V. I. Lenin, City Museum, Skopje

Đuro Salaj, Slavonski Brod

 

Busts at Mirogoj Cemetery (selection):

Zorica Đorđević

Dagmar Konstantinović

Mirjana Glavanić

Dr. Dragan Gal

Vesna Holoubek

Dr. Branka Spahija-Plamenac

Mirna Mraović and Hrvoje Bulić

Ante Dropulić

Dr. Rudolf Režek

Ranka Trkulja-Dolezil

Sandra Bakija

 

Medals (selection):

1945 Women's Congress, Paris, 30 × 33 mm

1945 Stjepan Radić, Ø 30 cm

1948 Girl, Ø 28 cm

1955 Tito, Ø 28 cm

1962 Cardinal Dr. Franjo Šeper, Archbishop of Zagreb, Ø 30 cm

1962 Pope Pius XII, Ø 30 cm

1962 Pope John XXIII, Ø 29 cm

1968 Rector's Seal of the Zagreb Music Academy, Ø 25 cm

1968 Way of the Cross, Vukmanić nr. Karlovac, Ø 28 cm

1971 XIII Marian Congress, Zagreb

1975 Vasilije Jordan, pictor

1976 Majka Terezija, Ø 28 cm

1977 Alexandre Dumas, Ø 28 cm

1981 Schopenhauer Ø, 28 cm

1981 Krsto Hegedušić, Ø 28 cm

1985 Man and Woman, Ø 28 cm

1986 Madonna, Ø 28 cm

1987 Gabrijel Medved, Ø 28 cm

1987 Miroslav Krleža, Ø 29 cm

1988 Pope John Paul II, Ø 29 cm

1991 Josip Bronschmidt, Ø 30 cm

1992 Ban Josip Jelačić, Ø 30 cm

1992 Benko Horvat, Ø 30 cm

1993 Dalibor Brozović, member of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts Ø 30 cm

1993 Julijan Mesić, Ø 30 cm

1991- 93 Dr. Franjo Tuđman I, II, III, Ø 30 cm

1993 Prof. Marina Baričević

 

Assistant to the architect Đuka Kavurić in the setup of permanent exhibitions:

1967–1972 Slavonski Brod, Labour Movement Museum

1969 Sarajevo, Revolution Museum (busts of Marx, Engels, Lenin)

1970 Vukovar, City Museum

1973–1974 Novi Sad, Vojvodina Revolution Museum

1974 Skopje, City Museum

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