Živko Ira Marušič(1954)
Živko Marušič was born in Colorno in Italy. He enrolled the Venice Accademia di Belle Arti to study painting under Professors Saetti and Zotti in 1967. Further, he specialized in painting under Professors Zoran Didek, Gabrijel Stupica and Janez Bernik at the Academy of Fine Arts in Ljubljana. He completed the specialization in 1975.
In 1999, he won the Prešeren Fund Award for his exhibition The Painting is Dead - Long Live the Painting! at the Museum of Modern Art in Ljubljana.