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.