Sculpture Journal

Some reflections on the 1915 Ivan Meštrović exhibition and the emergence of one-person shows for sculptors in Britain

Sculpture Journal (2016), 25, (2), 269–274.

Abstract

In the early 1900s only a few living sculptors were given one-person exhibitions at dealers’ galleries in London, and even fewer in Britain’s public galleries. The large display of Ivan Meštrović’s work at the Victoria and Albert Museum in the summer of 1915 was therefore a very unusual event. This article analyses the recipients of one-person exhibitions held in Britain between c.1900 and c.1915, based on the artist’s age, nationality and reputation. It assesses the extent to which the Meštrović display at the V&A fits within larger trends in exhibition making and how far it influenced subsequent policies.

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Compton, Ann