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Modern Crusader

ca. 1917-1919 Malvina Hoffman Born: New York, New York 1885 Died: New York, New York 1966 cast bronze 18 1/4 x 11 3/4 x 10 in. (46.5 x 30.0 x 25.4 cm.) Smithsonian American Art Museum Given in memory of Vaso Trivanovitch by Miriam Hapgood Dewitt and John Dewitt 1979.123 Smithsonian American Art Museum
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“He was gaunt and weary. His eyes were deep sunk in their sockets . . . Only his firm mouth and his powerful chin showed no trace of the inhuman punishment which his body and soul had received during half a decade of life in the trenches . . .” Nephew of Milan Pribicevic, 1918

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Modern Crusader is a portrait of Colonel Milan Pribicevic, a leading figure in the formation of Yugoslavia. Malvina Hoffman modeled it as a gift to him, probably sometime during his visit to the United States on a recruiting mission. It is said that the artist and her sitter fell in love, but that Hoffman would not leave her home and career to get married.

Keywords

Dress - historic - armor

Figure male - bust

History - medieval

Occupation - military

sculpture

metal - bronze

About Malvina Hoffman

Born: New York, New York 1885 Died: New York, New York 1966

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