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Maxo Vanka and the Millvale Murals: Web

Research the works and life of Croatian-American artist Maximilian Vanka, and his masterpieces, the St. Nicholas Murals



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The single best site on the Internet about the murals.


Biographical information on Vanka and examples of his art .

pgh press

A newspaper account of the ghost reportedly seen by Maxo Vanka.

michener museum

James A. Michener Art Museum

Gives information on Vanka


Hear a recent story on the murals


Karen Mocker Dabson

Website of the author of The Muralist's Ghost.

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Click on "St. Nicholas" on the menu at the top of the Shrines of Pittsburgh website

pgh history

Presents articles from Pittsburgh newspapers.

pgh post gazette

A recent newspaper article on the St. Nicholas Murals.


Croatian Academy of Sciences and Art

Learn about The Memorial Collection of Maksimilijan Vanka

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Photos of the Memorial Collection of Maksimilijan Vanka.