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Marija Lucija Stupica

Marija Lucija Stupica
Born (1950-12-13)December 13, 1950
Ljubljana, Slovenia
Died May 28, 2002(2002-05-28)
Ljubljana, Slovenia
Nationality Slovenian
Education Academy of Fine Arts, Ljubljana
Known for painting, drawing, illustrating
Notable work(s) Painting and children's books illustrating
Awards Prešeren Foundation Award
1989 for her book illustrations
Levstik Award
1973 for Kraljična na zrnu graha
Levstik Award
1983 for Leteči kovček and Regica in Skokica
Levstik Award
1985 for Pastirica in dimnikar

Marija Lucija Stupica (13 December 1950 - 28 May 2002) was a Slovene children's book illustrator.[1]

Stupica was born in Ljubljana in 1950. She was the daughter of the acclaimed Slovene illustrator Marlenka Stupica. She studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Ljubljana. She won the Prešeren Foundation Award in 1989 for her achievements in children's book illustration.[2] She also won the Levstik Award for her illustrations three times, in 1973, 1983 and 1985.[3] In 2000 she was one of the four finalists for the IBBY Hans Christian Andersen Award.[4]


  1. ^ Slovenia Cultural Profile in partnership with the Ministry of Culture of Slovenia and the British Council SloveniaBiennial of Slovene Book Illustration
  2. ^ Slovenian Ministry of Culture, complete list of Prešeren Foundation Awards recipients
  3. ^ Obituary on 24ur site
  4. ^ IBBY Slovenia site

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