Rihard Jakopic

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Birthday
12, 1869
Birthplace
Slovenia
Death Date
Apr 21, 1943 (74)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
12, 1869
Birthplace
Slovenia
Death Date
Apr 21, 1943 (74)

About

Influential Slovene Impressionist painter, patron of arts, and theoretician. He joined the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts from its founding in 1938.

Before Fame

He attended the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna, among other art institutions.

Trivia

He was a prolific artist: 1,200 of his paintings and 650 of his drawings were preserved.

Family Life

He was born in Krakovo, a suburb of Ljubljana, Slovenia, to a successful tradesman of agricultural goods. He was the youngest of eight.

Associated With

He, Matej Sternen, Matija Jama, and Ivan Grohar were heralded as pioneers of Slovene Impressionism.