Painter, print artist, drawer, and scene painter Klavdij Palčič was born 5 August, 1940 in Trieste. After graduating from the Secondary School of Science in Trieste, the artist’s plan was to study political sciences, but he changed his mind and entered the Venice School of Arts where he graduated in 1964. During the 1960’s, Klavdij Palčič was a member of the Trieste art group “Raccordosei-Arte viva” and taught art and art history classes at various Slovenian high schools in the area of Trieste and in Gorizzia. During the 70’s he established and managed a print art studio in Trieste. Klavdij Palčič’s works appeared at every group exhibition prepared by “Raccordosei–Arte viva” as well as many International Exhibitions of Graphic Arts in Ljubljana, and, since 1967, in numerous anthological exhibitions by artists from the Friuli and Julian region. He has held eighty solo exhibitions and exhibited at over 150 group exhibitions in Slovenia, Italy, and other parts of the world. Klavdij Palčič received numerous awards and prizes in Slovenia, Italy and many other countries. In 1984, the artist received the Prešeren Fund Award in the category of fine arts and scene design. Klavdij Palčič works in the fields of painting, printing, book illustration, scene design and costume design. He lives and works in Trieste, Italy.