Prešeren Award Winners
Janez Bernik was born in Gunclje near Ljubljana. He studied painting under Professor Maksim Sedej at the Academy of Fine Arts in Ljubljana. He graduated in 1955, and specialized in painting under the same professor and in graphics under Professor Božidar Jakac in 1958.
In 1963, he won the Prešeren Fund Award for his painting and graphic work, and in 1981, he won the Prešeren Award for his most recent fine art creations.