Cita Potokar

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Cita Potokar
Born (1915-11-28)November 28, 1915[1]
Died (1993-11-28)November 28, 1993[2]
Ljubljana, Slovenia
Nationality Slovenian
Education Academy of Fine Arts, Belgrade
Known for painting, illustrating
Notable work Painting and illustration
Awards Levstik Award
1962 for Lizike za vse

Cita Potokar (28 November 1915 - 28 November 1993) was a Slovene painter also known for her illustrations of children's books. Many of her best known works draw from her experience as an internee during the Second World War as a result of her activities in the Slovene Liberation Front.[3]

She won the Levstik Award for her illustrations of Branka Jurca's book Lizike za vse (Lollipops for All).[4]

Selected Illustrated Works[edit]

  • Kaj nam je popisal Jakec (What Little Jack Told Us), written by Jože Šmit, 1953
  • Vesela abeceda (Happy Alphabet), written by Vera Albreht, 1955
  • Bratec in sestrica (Brother and sister), written by Branka Jurca, 1956
  • Okoli in okoli (Round and Round), written by Branka Jurca, 1960
  • Veliki in mali ljudje (Large and Small People), written by Zofka Kveder, 1960
  • Lizike za vse (Lollipops for All), written by Branka Jurca, 1965
  • Sto belokranjskih (A Hundred from White Carniola), written by Lojze Zupanc, 1965
  • Marjanka Vseznalka (Marjanka Knowitall), written by Branka Jurca, 1966

References[edit]

  1. ^ Radiotelevizija Slovenija site Na današnji dan 28. november 2009 (Anniversaries 28. November 2009)
  2. ^ Slovenian Press Agency site, Umrla slikarka Cita Potokar Obituary 28 November 1993
  3. ^ Slovene National Museum of Contemporary History site Archived 2012-09-04 at Archive.is
  4. ^ The Levstik Award on the Mladinska Knjiga Publishing House site