The memorial room is in fact an exhibition of Hinko Juhn's sculptures and sketches.

Hinko Juhn, sculptor and ceramist, was born in 1891 in Podgorac by Nasice. He died in 1940 in Zagreb. He finished the Crafts Secondary School and the Arts & Crafts College in Zagreb, under professional guidance of professors R. Franges and R. Valdec. He was trained at the International Academy in Florence, where he also held his first exhibition in 1912, as well as at the Vienna School of Decorative Arts, where he specialized in ceramics.

In the 1921-1924 period, he established and headed the Ceramics Department at the Visual Arts Academy, and then also at the Crafts Secondary School.

He was quite well known for his pedagogical activities, transferring to his students the experience of European ceramists, whose work he knew and followed from journals. He taught his students primarily the art of modeling, thus somewhat neglecting the importance of design and technology.

It was owing to him that ceramics became popular in Croatia, where it was soon established as an art form in its own right.

Juhn was a master of miniature sculptures, mostly female nudes. His works reflect general sculptural features of the 20s. We may notice a certain modified expressionism influence, slowly acquiring Maillol's shapes and softness.

He is also the author of some utility objects. Apart from the techniques he was using (terracotta, maiolica, faience, china), of interest is also his tendency to introduce formal variations and novelties into his creations.

There is a well-known ceramic frieze that he made together with Blanka Du_anec for the 1929 World Expo in Barcelona. He also co-operated with architects Baranyai and Benedik on interior decoration designs.


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