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Simon Ogrin

Painter with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree whose teacher was Janez Wolf and whose work can be admired at two churches here in Vrhnika.
Ogrin's fresco wit motif of St. Leonard in the church in 'Stara Vrhnika'
Ogrin's fresco wit motif of St. Leonard in the church in 'Stara Vrhnika'
Fresco which Ogrin painted with Wolf and other artists
Fresco which Ogrin painted with Wolf and other artists
Ogrin's birth house in 'Stara Vrhnika'
Ogrin's birth house in 'Stara Vrhnika'

Works of Simon Ogrin are found throughout Slovenia and Croatia. They include a large number of painted presbyteries, paintings on church walls, Stations of the Cross and village chapels. His favorite motifs were scenes with the Holy Trinity as well as scenes with Mary. In Vrhnika, you can admire Ogrin's works in the church Sv. Pavel and in the church Sv. Trojica.

Ogrin was born in 1851 to a tailor Luka Ogrin and to Marija Skubelj as the first of eight children. He studied painting under Janez Wolf between the years of 1872 and 1875. Later he attended the Venetian Academy of Fine Art and the Academy in Vienna. In 1884 he returned to his hometown, he had married and settled down. He died in 1930.