Slavko Pengov

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Slavko Pengov
Born(1908-06-24)24 June 1908
Died(1966-01-06)6 January 1966
EducationAcademy of Fine Arts, Zagreb Academy of Fine Arts Vienna
Known forpainting
Notable work
Painting, murals and illustration
AwardsLevstik Award
1951 for Pod svobodnim soncem
Prešeren Award
1959 for his frescos in the National Assembly Building

Slavko Pengov (24 June 1908 – 6 January 1966) was a Slovene painter best known for his monumental opus of murals such as those in the National Assembly Building in Ljubljana and the Parish Church of Saint Martin in Bled.[1]

Pengov was born in Ljubljana in 1908. He studied art at the Zagreb Academy of Fine Arts and the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna. From 1945 he taught at the Academy of Arts in Ljubljana.

He also illustrated a number of books and won the Levstik Award in 1951 for his illustrations of Fran Saleški Finžgar's book Pod svobodnim soncem (Under A Free Sun).[2]

In 1959 he received the Prešeren Award for his murals on the history of Slovenes in the National Assembly Building in Ljubljana.[3]