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biography of John David BRCIN (1899-?)

Birth place: Gracac, Yugoslavia

Addresses: Chicago, IL

Profession: Sculptor

Studied: Valparaiso Univ., BFA, 1917; AIC, Bryan Lathrop European traveling fel., 1920, cert. merit, 1922; Ohio State Univ., MA 1930; AIC, 1946; and with Albin Polasek.

Exhibited: AIC, 1920-45 (prizes, 1923, 1926, 1945); Hoosier Salon, 1920, 1936 (Catherine Barker Spaulding Prize); Municipal A. Lg.,1945 (portrait prize); NAD; PAFA, 1923-31; Detroit Inst. Arts, Mich.; Mus. Fine Arts, Houston, Tex. Awards: Hickox prize, 1936.

Member: Nat. Sculpture Soc.

Work: Mun. A. Lg.; Witte Mem. Mus.; Joslyn Mus. A.; Washington Blvd. Hospital, Chicago; Univ. Ill., Champaign; Roosevelt Univ., Chicago; Municipal Coll., Chicago; Pioneer Mus. Art, Stockton, Calif.; Evansville Mus. Arts, Ind.; various public school collections. Commissions: portrait bust of Judge Elbert H. Gary, Gary Com. Club; memorial tablet to Newton, Mann., First Unitarian Church, Omaha, Nebr.; Rudolph Hering Medal, Am. Soc. Chem. Engrs.; Cyrus Hall McCormick Monument, Washington & Lee Univ.; Gov. Henry Horner Monument, Grant Park, Chicago; Stephen Decatur monument, Decatur, Ill.; portrait, U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis.

Comments: Teaching: instr. modeling & drawing, Minneapolis Sch. Art, 1922-1923; hd. sculpture dept., Layton Sch. Art, Milwaukee, 1923-1924; instr. modeling, Rockford Col, Ill., 1934-1936. Publications: auth., The Sculpture of John David Brcin," 1967.

Sources: WW73; WW47; Falk, Exhibition Record Series


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