Frano Kršinić


July 5, 2022

Frano Kršinić (Lumbarda, June 24, 1897 - Zagreb, January 1, 1982) is a Croatian sculptor. His most famous work is the statue of Nikola Tesla in Niagara Falls State Park, Niagara Falls.


His family has been engaged in stone carving for generations. Between 1913 and 1917, he mastered the craft of stone carving in Korčula and Hořice. After that, he studied at the Academy of Arts in Prague and modeled for sculptors to earn a living. He graduated in 1921 and immediately returned to Zagreb, where he exhibited the 34 terracotta, plaster, and marble sculptures he had brought with him in the Ulrich Gallery. In 1922 he moved to Belgrade, from 1924 he lived in Zagreb and taught at the Academy of Fine Arts. In 1929, he participated in the founding of the Zemlya art society. In 1930, he quit and joined the group of Independent artists (Nezavisni). Before the war, he made study trips to Germany, France, Greece and Italy. In 1949, he became a member of the Yugoslav Academy of Arts and Sciences. His bronze, stone and marble sculptures are kept in private collections, museums in foreign capitals and big cities (London, Geneva, Moscow, Berlin, Munich, Stockholm, New York, Washington, Addis Ababa, Kawasaki).




Frano Kršinić (in German). (Accessed: June 2, 2017)