Martin Kukučín (sculpture)

Martin Kukučín

The sculpture in Bratislava in 2008
Artist Ivan Meštrović
Type Sculpture
Medium Bronze
Subject Martin Kukučín
Condition Corvallis: "Treatment needed" (1993)
Location Bratislava, Slovakia; Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Martin Kukučín is a sculpture of the Slovak writer of the same name by Ivan Meštrović. Copies exist in Bratislava, Slovakia and on the Oregon State University campus in Corvallis, Oregon, in the United States. The statue depicts Kukučín seated with his legs crossed, wearing a suit and boots. He holds an open book in his hands, on his lap.[1]

Oregon State University

The bronze statue on the Oregon State University campus in Corvallis, Oregon, dated 1977, is installed on the north side of The Valley Library. It measures 6.5 feet (2.0 m) x 36 inches (0.91 m) x 63 inches (1.6 m) and rests on a concrete base that is approximately 13 inches (0.33 m) tall and has a 9-foot (2.7 m) diameter.[1] The installation includes a plaque with the inscription, MARTIN KUKUCIN 1860-1928 / AUTHOR AND PHYSICIAN / BY / IVAN MESTROVIC 1883-1962 / SCULPTOR. The work was surveyed and deemed "treatment needed" by Smithsonian Institution's "Save Outdoor Sculpture!"program in April 1993.[1]

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