Kosta Angeli Radovani, HRV
(London, United Kingdom, 1916 – Zagreb, 2002)
He studied sculpture at the Brera Academy in Milan (1934-1938) and art history at the Faculty of Philosophy in Zagreb in 1939. At the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb, he attended a specialization in sculpture with prof. Fran Kršinić and graphics by prof. Tomislav Krizman.
He is one of the founders of the Academy of Applied Arts in Zagreb, where he worked as a professor and head of the Department of Sculpture from 1950 until the closure of the Academy in 1955. From 1977 until his retirement in 1987 he taught sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts in Sarajevo.
Since 1992 he has been a regular member of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts. He modeled nudes, portraits and figural compositions, engaged in medal making, memorial monuments, drawings and graphics. He has exhibited in 59 solo and over 600 group exhibitions in the country and abroad. As one of the representatives of Yugoslavia, he participated in the Venice Biennale in 1950. He wrote articles and essays on the fine arts.
Several monographs have been published about his work. He has been awarded many times for his work. He won the “Vladimir Nazor” Award for Lifetime Achievement in 1986.
He participated in the Sixth Mediterranean Sculpture Symposium, in 1975.
Location: Villa Zagorje Park, Office of the President of the Republic of Croatia, Zagreb