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Karel Zelenko
After graduating from the Academy of Fine Arts in Ljubljana in sculpting under the mentorship of Prof Boris Kalin, Karel Zelenko (b. 1925 in Celje) furthered his studies in graphic art with Prof Božidar Jakac and painting with Prof Gabrijel Stupica. He then found employment with the Ceramics Industry in Kamnik, and was a teacher for a short while at the Secondary School of Design in Ljubljana. Based in Ljubljana and Grožnjan, he has now been a freelance artist for almost five decades. Zelenko is one of the most eminent representatives of the Ljubljana graphic school, an illustrator and an outstanding ceramicist.