Ivan Sabolić (Peteranec, Croatia, 1921 – Zagreb, 1986), Croatian sculptor, graduated in 1946 from the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb, where he was a lecturer from 1959 onwards. He belonged to the generation of sculptors that were trying to find a path outside of the strict framework of socialist realism in the mid-20th century. Due to medical issues, he spent many years in various sanatoriums, but he still managed to work and achieve success in the meantime. The central preoccupation of his work is represented by the human figure, which he shaped in the spirit of Rodin during his early period, later approaching abstraction by reducing form to basic geometric elements. He also created many portraits and public monuments and exhibited both in Croatia and abroad. He was a regular member of HAZU (the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts).
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