Prešeren Award Winners
Veno Pilon was born in Ajdovščina. He studied painting under Professors Josef Loukota and Jan Obrovský at the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague from 1919 to 1920. From 1920 to 1921, he attended the engraving course under Professor Celestini at the Florence Academy, and then studied at the Vienna School of Arts and Crafts from 1921 to 1922.
He won the Prešeren Award for his lifetime achievement in the field of painting in 1970.