Ivana Kobilca (1861-1926) was a Slovene realist painter, the most prominent female painter to come from the European country. She worked with a variety of themes, from still life to portraits and religious scenes, and followed unconventional artistic currents which attracted both criticism and praise for her.

She studied and worked in locations such as Vienna, Munich, and Paris, and her exhibitions attracted the admiration of critics and art historians. Today, she is an important part of Slovene cultural identity.

Image above: Self-portrait in White, around 1910