Ljubo de Karina was born on 18th March 1948 in Rijeka. He graduated in sculpting from the Academy of Fine Arts in Ljubljana, Slovenia. He finished postgraduate studies in prof. Vanja Raduša's workshop and prof. Augustinčić's workshop. Since 1973 he has been an independent artist, working exclusively as a sculptor.

De Karina lives and works in Brseš-Zagorje. He has had numerous individual exhibitions in Croatia and abroad, monographic exhibition in Gliptoteka HAZU and in Klovičevi dvori (Palace of Klović) in Zagreb - to mention just the most significant. He also participated in many group exhibitions and sculpting symposiums.

De Karina's monumental pieces can be found in public spaces across Croatia (Zagreb, Rijeka, Opatija, Beli and Valun on the island of Cres, Ilok, Labin - Sculpture Park of the Mediterranean Sculpting Symposium, the island of Krk - Baška and its surroundings) and abroad (Germany, Italy, Japan and Slovenia). His work is also a part of notable art collections. De Karina is the author of bronze doorframe of the Church of St. Vito in Rijeka, tombs of Msgr. Josip Uhač in Parish Church of St. George in Brseč and Msgr. Anton Benvin, the rector of Pontifical Croatian College of St. Jerome in Valun's cemetery.

He was the art director of Baška Glagolitic Path, for which he created three monumental Glagolitic letters 'A', 'L' and 'B', as well as the floor relief - the wind rose with the letter 'omega'. De Karina's monograph was published in 'Prizma' edition, and his work has been awarded on numerous occasions.