Jože Ciuha (1924 – 2015)

Ciuha was born in 1924 in Trbovlje, Slovenia.

In 1950, he graduated in painting under the mentorship of prof. France Mihelič and prof. Gojimir Anton Kos from the Academy of Fine Arts in Ljubljana. In 1952, he completed a specialization in mural painting.

He received many international awards and recognitions for his work (including the Levstik award for illustration in 1954, -65, -66 and -67, the Prešeren Fund award in 1968, the Jakopič award in 1981 and the Silver Order of Merit of the Republic of Slovenia in 2015).

The artist exhibited at solo and group exhibitions in Slovenia and abroad.

He worked in painting, illustration, graphics and writing.

Ciuha passed away in 2015 in Ljubljana, Slovenia.