|Born||26 May 1909|
|Died||13 May 1974|
|Education||Academy of Fine Arts, Zagreb|
|Known for||painting and illustrating|
|Notable work||Painting and illustration|
|Awards||Levstik Award |
1953 for Tisoč in ena noč
1954 for Racko in Lija
1956 for Potovanje v tisočera mesta and Pastirček
1967 for his paintings exhibited in the Museum of Modern Art in Ljubljana
Sedej was born in Dobračeva on the northern outskirts of Žiri in 1909. He studied art at the Zagreb Academy of Fine Arts between 1928 and 1932. His work was exhibited amid the selection of Yugoslav art at the Venice Biennale in 1940 and 1954. He worked as a professor at the Ljubljana Academy of Fine Arts and Design.
He won the Levstik Award for his book illustrations three times: in 1953 for his illustrations for a 1953 edition of One Thousand and One Nights, in 1954 for his illustrations for Bogomir Magajna's collection of stories Racko in Lija (Racko and Lija) and in 1956 for Potovanje v tisočera mesta (Travels to Myriad Towns) by Vitomil Zupan and the traditional Istrian tale Pastirček (The Little Shepherd Boy).
- Maksim Sedej on the Fine Arts and Slovenians site. .arnes.si. Retrieved on 18 April 2016.
- Maksim Sedej on the Slovene Biographical Lexicon site. Nl.ijs.si. Retrieved on 18 April 2016.
- Slovenian Ministry of Culture, complete list of the Grand Prešeren Awards recipients[dead link]
- The Levstik Award on the Mladinska Knjiga Publishing House site. Mladinska.com. Retrieved on 18 April 2016.
- Media related to Maksim Sedej at Wikimedia Commons
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