Maxo Vanka's collage "World War II" is a brilliant gematrical composition

  • Tine T. Kurent University of Ljubljana
Keywords: american painting/ gematria / Vanka, Maxo

Abstract

The American-Croatian painter Maksimilian Vanka, 1 1889-1963, or Maxo for his friends, composed together with his American wife Margaret, her father dr. Stetten DeWitt and his friends Louis and Stella Adamic, his most enigmatic work, the "WORLD WAR II" collage. The collage originated at the reunion of Maxo Vanka, his wife Margaret, his friends Louis and Stella Adamic, with Margaret's father Dr. Stetten DeWitt, after his return from Europe at war. The party was exhilarated with Dr. Stetten's safe escape from Korcula (Dalmatia) to Paris, Le Havre and on board of the French liner lie de France to New York, and preoccupied with the imminent World War.

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Published
1999-12-01
How to Cite
Kurent, T. T. (1999). Maxo Vanka’s collage "World War II" is a brilliant gematrical composition. Acta Neophilologica, 32(1), 111-117. https://doi.org/10.4312/an.32.1.111-117
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