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.