Croatian artist Maxo Vanka painted a one-of-a-kind masterpiece on the interior walls of
St. Nicholas Croatian Catholic Church in Millvale, PA. The 25 murals—created in two intense periods in 1937 and 1941—are unique, evocative and larger-than-life representations of faith and family; the immigrant experience in America; social justice and
injustice and the horrors of war.
The Society to Preserve the Millvale Murals of Maxo Vanka exists to ensure that Vanka’s visual legacy—his "Gift to America"—endures as a vibrant element of Western Pennsylvania’s rich arts and culture landscape.