Marija Lucija Stupica(1950-2002)
Marija Lucija Stupica was born in Ljubljana. She studied painting under Professors Janez Bernik and Andrej Jemec at the Academy of Fine Arts in Ljubljana, and graduated in 1976. She continued her studies with a specialization in painting under Professors Andrej Jemec and Jože Ciuha, and completed it in 1978.
In 1989, she won the Prešeren Fund Award for her book illustrations, in particular for illustrations of the Andersen's fairy tales.