1928 - 1993Academic sculptor Slavko Tihec was born 1928 in Maribor. He graduated in 1955 in Ljubljana and continued his studies in Paris. In 1969 he started giving lectures in Ljubljana as a professor, and from 1979 on as an associate professor. He was an exceptional sculptor and he exhibited his works in Slovenia and abroad, also at important international exhibitions. 1973 he received the Jakopič award and 1983 the Prešeren award. His works can also be seen in Maribor, among them is the monument in the square Trg svobode erected in memory of national freedom fighters, who died in World War II.