EXHIBITION "SLOVENIA THROUGH TIME" by TOMAŽ IZIDOR PERKO
Tomaž Izidor Perko was born on November 2, 1947 in Ljubljana in the family of the Slovenian painter Lojze Perko. He spent his youth in Kamnik, where he completed his elementary and high school education during the years 1954 - 1966. He studied painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Ljubljana and graduated in 1971, where he also completed postgraduate studies in restoration and conservation with Professor Mirko Šubic. He lived in Ljubljana at first but since 1981 he has lived and worked near Cerknica. He attended many art workshops and exhibited his paintings abroad, among others in Toronto, Vancouver, Stuttgart, Hangzhou in China, and in the town of Brielle in the Netherlands, Vienna and Dubrovnik. Since his first solo exhibition in Kamnik at the time of his study in 1970, he has had numerous exhibitions, the last one being the highly acclaimed exhibition at the National Museum of Slovenia in May 2013. He won numerous awards and prizes.
The exhibition of his latest work – the 10 portraits of outstanding personalities of Slovene cultural history (Valvasor, Trubar, Gallus, Plečnik, Prešeren, Cankar, Maister, Potočnik-Noordung, Jakopič, Kobilca) at the Slovenian Embassy in Washington is a tribute to the pioneers of the Slovenian cultural Europeanization who have gained international fame already in their times and have spread the fame of Slovenian culture abroad.
When: December 22 - February 7, 2016, Monday through Friday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Where: 2410 California Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20008