Slavko Tihec


Slavko Tihec (1928 – 1993) was one of the most important local post-war sculptors and the author of numerous public monuments, such as the Memorial at Osankarica from 1960, the National Liberation Front Memorial in Maribor from 1975 and the Ivan Cankar Memorial in Ljubljana from 1982. He lived and worked in Maribor and Ljubljana. He participated in numerous exhibitions at home and abroad, and represented Yugoslav sculpture at the Venice Biennale in 1966 and 1980. He received a number of awards and prizes for his work, including the Prešeren Fund Prize in 1967, the Jakopič Prize in 1973 and 1983, and the Prešeren Prize in 1983, the highest award in the field of art in Slovenia.