20. 12. 2001 – 20. 1. 2002
As I foretold you, were all spirits and
Are melted into air, into thin air;
And, like the baseless fabric of this vision,
The cloud-capp’d towers, the gorgeous palaces,
The solemn temples, the great globe itself,
Yea, all which it inherit, shall dissolve,
And, like this insubstantial pageant faded,
Leave nt a rock behind. We are such stuff
As dreams are made on, and our little life
Is rounded with sleep.”
Marija Lucija Stupica (1950 – 2002)
Marija Lucija Stupica was born in December 13, 1950 in Ljubljana. In 1967, she graduated from the Academy of Visual Arts and went on to continue her post-graduate work in oainting at the Academy. Already as a student, she had begun illustrating children’s books and contributing to shildren’s periodical. In 1973, she won the highest national award given to illustrators at that time, the Levstik award, for her Illustrations of Andersen’s fairy tale the Princess and the Pea.
Marija Lucija Stupica has been represented in many of the most important international surveys of illustrators and has participated in manj international exhibits of illustrations. Among others, the artist has won three Lewstik Awards, the Prešeren Prize (the national award for achievement in the area of Slovenian art), the Golden Apple BIB and the Smrekar Award given at the Slovenian Biennale for Illustrators, currently the highest national award for illustration.