Mario Joseph Korbel, 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.
He died March 31, 1954.
His sculpture can be found at:
- Brookgreen Gardens, Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
- Art Institute of Chicago
- Lyman Allyn Museum, New London, Connecticut
- Museum of Fine Arts of St Petersburg, St Petersburg, Florida
- Honolulu Academy of Fine Arts, Honolulu, Hawaii
- Fogg Museum. Harvard University. Cambridge, Massachusetts
- Cranbrook Educational Community, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
- Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, Ohio
- Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York
- National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
- Illinois Monument, Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park, Marietta, Georgia
- Racine Heritage Museum, Racine, Wisconsin
- ‘’Black Angel’’, Oakland Cemetery (Iowa City, Iowa), Iowa City, Iowa
- Newark Museum, Newark, New Jersey
- McPhee Memorial, Denver, Colorado
- Ezekiel W. Cullen Building, University of Texas, Austin, Texas
- Alma Mater statue, Universidad de La Habana, Havana, Cuba (1919)
as well as several the Czech Republic.
- Proske, Beatrice Gilman, Brookgreen Gardens Sculpture, Brookgreen Gardens, SC, 1968 p. 231
- ‘’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
- National Sculpture Society, ‘’Contemporary American Sculpture’’, National Sculpture Society, NY 1929