|Died||May 20, 1996|
|Education||Academy of Fine Arts, Ljubljana|
|Painting and illustration|
|Awards||Levstik Award |
1950 for Premagane zverine
1951 for Živalske pripovedke
1952 for Letni časi
Prešeren Foundation Award
1977 for his paintings exhibited in Maribor in 1976
Vidic was born in Ljubljana in 1923. During the Second World War he was imprisoned in the Gonars and Renicci di Anghiari concentration camps. In 1944 he joined the Slovene Partisans. After the war he studied art at the Academy of Fine Arts, Ljubljana and graduated in 1950.
He won the Levstik Award for his book illustrations three times: in 1950 for his illustrations of Mile Klopčič's Premagane zverine (Defeated Beasts), in 1951 for his illustrations for Matija Valjavec's collection of stories Živalske pripovedke (Animal Tales) and in 1952 for the picture book Letni časi (The Seasons).
- Obituary STA Slovenian Press Agency 21 May 1996
- "Janez Vidic on the Slovenian Biographical Lexion site". Archived from the original on 2014-01-02. Retrieved 2012-04-26.
- "Prešeren Laureate Gallery Kranj site". Archived from the original on 2014-01-02. Retrieved 2012-04-26.
- The Levstik Award on the Mladinska Knjiga Publishing House site
- Slovenian Ministry of Culture, complete list of Prešeren Foundation Awards recipients[dead link]
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