Mario Korbel

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Korbel's Black Angel, 1913, Oakland Cemetery, Iowa City.

Mario Joseph Korbel, Czech-American sculptor born in Osik, Bohemia (now Czech Republic) on March 22, 1882 to a clergyman, Joseph Korbel and his wife Katherina Dolezal Korbel. He began studying sculpture in his homeland, continuing his studies after moving to the United States at age 18. He returned to Europe and continued his studies in Berlin, Munich and Paris.[1]

He was one of a dozen sculptors invited to compete in the Pioneer Woman statue competition in 1927,[2] which he failed to win.

Korbel was a member of the National Sculpture Society.[3] He was elected into the National Academy of Design in 1937 as an Associate member and became a full Academician in 1944.

He died March 31, 1954.

Architecture and Sculpture, allegorical bronze miniature, 1916

Works[edit]

His sculpture can be found at:

as well as several the Czech Republic.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Proske, Beatrice Gilman, Brookgreen Gardens Sculpture, Brookgreen Gardens, SC, 1968 p. 231
  2. ^ ‘’Exhibition of Models for a Monument to the Pioneer Woman’’ at the Chicago Architectural Exhibition, East Galleries, Art Institute of Chicago, June 25 to August 1, 1927
  3. ^ National Sculpture Society, ‘’Contemporary American Sculpture’’, National Sculpture Society, NY 1929