Permanent Collection

Bogdan Borčić

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BOGDAN BORČIĆ (1926, Ljubljana - 2014, Slovenj Gradec), painter and printmaker. In 1943/44 studied at the painting school of Matej Sternen drawings school of France Gorše in Ljubljana. In 1944 he was an internee in Dachau concentration camp. Studied at the Academy of Fine Arts Ljubljana where he later worked as a Professor, and in Paris. In 2005 received Prešeren award for his life opus. He is one of the most important artists of contemporary Slovene painting and one of the main representatives of Ljubljana School of Graphic Art. His work clearly shows the development of Modernist painting, starting with realistic representations and evolving through the phases of gradual disintegration of the object towards complete minimalistic – and, finally, associative – abstraction, with thoroughly present spirit of existentialism. Since 2001, the graphic cabinet holds a collection of 1046 authorized graphic prints, to which Bogdan Borčić later added 145 drawings. Inside the cabinet we can also find a collection of exhibition catalogues and a presentation of the most basic printing tools. Each year a new exhibition of artist’s work is set in the cabinet, according to chronological series.