Ivan Vavpotič was born in Kamnik on February 21, 1877. From 1898 to 1905, he studied at the Prague Academy, one year at the Louvre School in Paris and a half-year in Vienna. Between 1906 and 1910, he teached in school in Idrija, during the First World War he painted the battlefields, and in 1927, he worked for a two-year time in Ljubljana as a scenographer. Since 1929 he has been in a liberal profession. He painted a series of representative portraits of important townspeople and artists and a bucket of sensuous landscapes. He illustrated the works by Slovene writers Josip Jurčič, Fran Detela, Fran Milčinski and the poetry collection by Igo Gruden. As an author of posters, advertisements, postcards, the first Yugoslavian stamps and stage scenes, he relaxed the realistic and secessionist tradition with the echoes of modern directions. He died on January 11, 1943 in Ljubljana.
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