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Stojan Batič
Stojan Batič (born February 2, 1925) is a Slovene sculptor.Batič was born in a working-class family in Trbovlje, Slovenia, then part of the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes. Already as a teenager, he worked in a coal mine. At the age of 19, he joined the partisan resistance which fought the Nazi German occupation. After World War II, he enrolled to the newly established Academy of Fine Arts at the University of Ljubljana, where he studied sculpture under the supervision of Boris Kalin and Frančišek Smerdu.[1] In 1957, he received a scholarship which enabled him to study in Paris with the sculptor Ossip Zadkine.Batič is known for his sculptures depicting events from the Slovene history, as well as European and Oriental myths and legends. His best-known works include the monument to the Slovene peasant revolts at Ljubljana Castle and the Itaka series of figurative sculptures. In 1995, he had a show at Mestna Galerija (City Gallery) in Ljubljana.[2]He lives and works in Ljubljana.