Drago Marin Cherina

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Drago Marin Cherina (born 1949) is a Croatian artist.

He was born in Korčula, Croatia.[1] He moved to England, where he worked as an assistant to Henry Moore.[2] He came to Australia in 1975 to do a bust of Prime Minister, Gough Whitlam, and liked the place so much he arranged to be naturalized in Gough's office.[3] He currently lives in Taiwan.[2]

Notable works include The Mathy a bronze statuette awarded to the annual winner of the IFAC Australian Singing Competition[4] and a bust of Alexander Solzhenitsyn that is held at the National Library of Australia.[5]


  1. ^ "'Onona' – yin and yang by another name". china.org.cn. Retrieved 2015-08-26. 
  2. ^ a b Huntsdale, Justin (26 July 2010). "Imposing sculpture generates Moore tourism – ABC Central West NSW – Australian Broadcasting Corporation". Abc.net.au. Retrieved 2015-08-26. 
  3. ^ Hills, Ben (10 October 1997). "Face Off: Waterhouse Versus Artist In Fight For Bronze". abstractsculpture.com.au. Archived from the original on 27 January 2014. 
  4. ^ "Prizes and Opportunities | IFAC Australian Singing Competition". Aussing.org.au. Retrieved 2015-08-26. 
  5. ^ "Bust of Alexander Solzhenitsyn / Drago Cherina. [realia] / – Version details – Trove". Trove.nla.gov.au. Retrieved 2015-08-26. 

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