Ivan Klapez



Education & Teaching

2003-07 Artist-in-Residence, The Art Academy, London
1987-89 City & Guilds of London Art School, London (Post-graduate Sculpture Department)
1982-87 Academy of Arts, University of Zagreb, Croatia (Sculpture Department)
1978-80 Art College, Split, Croatia



2009- Marco Pierre White

  Major Comissions

Stepinac and Nyerere, 2 sculptures in granite, each approximately 4 metres high. Donated by Klapez to the Dakawa Parish in the Morogoro Region of Tanzania

2008 Portrait of Eduard Stemplinger, Plattling, Germany
1996 Head of Mythological Horse, bronze, GMS Estates Ltd, London
Unity, bronze, 1.9 metres, MEPC plc Property Company, London
1992 Trust, bronze, 1.85 metres, Daring, bronze 1.85 metres, TSB Bank plc, Birmingham, England
1991 Liberty, bronze, Commissioned by The Aims of Industry for The Margaret Thatcher Award

  Solo Exhibitions

Studio Exhibition, London

2008 ‘Ivan Klapez’, Miller’s Academy, London
2007 ‘Ivan Klapez’, Cultural Centre, Plattling, Germany
2005 ‘Glazba & Dakawa: Ivan Klapez’, The Crypt Gallery, Saint Pancras Parish Church, London
2000 Studio Exhibition, London
1997 ‘Metamorphose at Chenies Manor by Ivan Klapez’, Chenies Manor, Chenies Village, Buckinghamshire, England
1995 ‘Ivan Klapez: First of Spring’, curated by Giles Auty, Rebecca Hossack Sculpture Garden, London
1993 ‘Ivan Klapez’, Atrium Gallery, Coopers & Lybrand, London
‘An Exhibition of Works of Sculpture by Ivan Klapez’, Studio Exhibition, London
1991 ‘For Croatia: An Exhibition of Sculptures and Drawings by Ivan Klapez’, Crypt Gallery, London
1990 ‘An Exhibition of Sculptures and Drawings by Ivan Klapez’, Crypt Gallery, London
1989 ‘Exhibition of Sculpture and drawings by Ivan Klapez’, Portsmouth Cathedral, Portsmouth, England
‘Ivan Klapez’, Crypt Gallery, London

  Group Exhibitions
2011 London Art Fair, Roman Black Gallery, London
2008 ‘Stephen Goddard & Ivan Klapez’, 102 Alderney Street, London
Group show, Cultural Centre, Plattling, Germany
2007 East African Biennale, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
London Art Fair, Roman Black Gallery, London

‘Stephen Goddard & Ivan Klapez’, Pimlico, London
‘Face: 2005’, The Society of Portrait Sculptors, London

2004 ‘Face: 2004’, The Society of Portrait Sculptors, London
1999 Kings Road Gallery, London
1997 All the World’s a Globe’, Gallery 27 in Cork Street, London
‘Croatian Horizons’, Jezuitski Trg Gallery, Zagreb, Croatia
‘Synaesthesia’, Danan Gallery, International House, London
1996 Albemarle Gallery, London
New Cork Street Gallery, London
1995 ‘Images of Animals’, Danan Gallery, International House, London
John Martin Gallery, London
The Synergy Gallery, London
1994 ‘Islington Art Fair’, Waterman Fine Art Limited, London
‘Summer Exhibition’, Waterman Fine Art Limited, London

‘The Critics’ Choice: New British Art’, Christies, London
Oxford Art Week, outdoor exhibition, Lockbund Sculpture, Oxfordshire, in association with Danan Gallery, London
Islington Art Fair, curated by Steven Goddard                 

1991 ‘Critic’s Choice: Giles Auty’, Beaux Arts, Bath, England
1990 ‘Charity Auction in aid of The Florence Trust’, St Saviour’s Church, London
‘The Discerning Eye’, The Mall Galleries, London
1987 ‘International Sports Festival’, Zagreb, Croatia
1986 ‘Exhibition of Competition Work for Monumental Sculpture’, Umjetnicki Pavilion, Zagreb, Croatia
1985 Gradska Knjiznica Gallery, Zagreb, Croatia, ‘Exhibition of Competition Work for Monumental Sculpture’ Zagreb, Croatia


Dempsey, Amy. Destination Art, revised and expanded edition, pp. 226-227, 78 (London: Thames & Hudson, 2011)

2010 Dempsey, Amy. Styles, Schools and Movements: The Essential Encyclopaedic Guide to Modern Art, new and expanded edition, p. 290 (London: Thames & Hudson, 2010), also published in Brazil, Netherlands and USA
2009 Four-page spread in Vrime (Croatian magazine)
2007 East African Biennale, exhibition catalogue, Dar es Salaam
‘Werk von beeindruckender Ausdruckskraft des Menschen Stemplinger geschaffen’, Plattlinger Anzeiger, p. 13 (12 November 2007) (German newspaper)
‘Eine Hommage an die Historie der Stadt’, Plattling, p. 35 (12 November 2007) (German newspaper)
‘Stemplinger-Buste von Ivan Klapez ist fast fertig’ Plattling, p. 36 (8 November 2007) (German newspaper)
‘Die Letzten Korrekturen’, Plattlinger Anzeiger, p. 17 (7 November 2007) (German newspaper)
‘Londoner Bildhauer formt Kopf des Plattlinger Literaten’ Plattling, p. 37 (1 November 2007) (German newspaper)
‘International bekannter Kunstler kommt fur eine Ausstellung nach Plattling’, Plattlinger Anzeiger, p. 15 (31 October 2007) (German newspaper)
‘Kunstler aus London schafft Stemplinger-Skulptur’, Plattling,
p. 31 (30 October 2007) (German newspaper)
Pastar, Toni. ‘Stepinac i Nyerere u crvenom granitu’, Slobodna Dalmacija, p. 38 (30 September 2007) (Croatian newspaper)
2006 Dempsey, Amy. Destination Art, pp. 226-227, 262 (Thames & Hudson: 2006), also published in France, Germany, Netherlands, Spain and USA, www.destination-art.org
‘Interview with London-based Croatian Sculptor Ivan Klapez’, Croats in London (October 2006)
Letica, Hana. ‘Stepinac i knez Domagoj meu 200 naj-skulptura’ Slobodana Dalmacija (22 September 2006) (Croatian newspaper)
Oresic, Boris. ‘Radim zlatni kip za Kranjcarove momke’ Globus, pp. 72-74 (26 May 2006) (Croatian magazine)
2005 Ward-Jackson, Philip. ‘A Limited Subscription: A Portrait Bust of Philip Ward-Jackson’, Courtauld Institute of Art News, Issue no. 20 (Autumn 2005)
2003 Ward-Jackson, Philip. Public Sculpture of The City of London, pp. 235-236, 466-467 (Liverpool University Press: 2003)
1998 Bradley, S. and Pevsner, N. Buildings of England. London I: The City of London, p. 544 (London: 1998)
1997 Glavan, Darko. Croatian Horizons: A Survey of Croatian Artists Achievements outside their Homeland, exhibition catalogue in English and Croatian (Jezuitski Trg Gallery, Zagreb, Croatia: June-July)
Smith, Chloe. ‘Croatian Art at Chenies’, Bucks Examiner (August 22)
White, Grelle. ‘Sculptures are to the manor borne’, Go Magazine, The Watford Observer (August 22)
1996 Leary, Rebecca. ‘The Best Portraits’ E.S. Magazine (April 15)
1995 Fallowell, Duncan. ‘Brilliant Croatian Sculptor Found in Derelict London Office Block: A Profile of Ivan Klapez’ Modern Painters, pp. 56-60 (Spring, vol. 8, no.1)
1993 The Critics’ Choice: New British Art, essay by Giles Auty,
exhibition catalogue (Christies, London: 19-23 September)
City Post (August 12)
‘City Diary’, photograph p. 21, The Daily Telegraph (August 3)
Sculpture by Ivan Klapez, exhibition catalogue (Studio exhibition, London: December)
1992 Knox, James. ‘Art Means Business’, Business Bank Magazine
Knox, James. Country Life (Spring)
1991 Critic’s Choice: Giles Auty, text by Giles Auty, exhibition catalogue (Beaux Arts, Bath, England: 21 September - 12 October)
‘Diary Column’, The Times (December 12)             
‘Freedom flight’, The Times (July 2)
‘Home News’, photograph p. 3, The Guardian (May 31)
‘Yorick’, Freedom Today (August)
‘The Crypt Factor’, cover photograph, The Sunday Times Magazine (May 20)
1990 The Discerning Eye, essay by Giles Auty, exhibition catalogue (The Mall Galleries: London)
Stringer, Robin. ’Faith is the key to success for young artists’ photograph p.19, Evening Standard (November 22)
‘Artist displays work at Cathedral’ News Portsmouth (September 29)
1989 Nolan,  J. C. M. ‘Croatian sculptor in the service of God’, Catholic Herald (August 11)