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Boris Kalin
Kalin (1905 - 1975) was born in Solkan, which was then a suburb of the Austro-Hungarian town of Gorizia and is now part of Nova Gorica, Slovenia. He attended the technical secondary school in Ljubljana and continued his studies between 1924 and 1929 at the Zagreb Academy of Fine Arts with the professors Rudolf Valdec, Frano Kršinić, Ivo Kredić and Ivan Meštrović. Between the years 1945 and 1970, Kalin taught sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts in Ljubljana; he was also its dean for two terms. He educated numerous generations of younger colleagues who have become prominent European creators. Kalin was one of the few Slovene sculptors who mastered stone carving. In 1953 he became a full member of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts. He died in Ljubljana. His younger brother Zdenko was a renowned sculptor too.