Ivan Vurnik

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Date of Birth June 1, 1884
Place of Birth Slovenia
Date of Death Apr 8, 1971 (86)
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Ivan Vurnik

Ivan Vurnik was a Slovene architect that helped found the Ljubljana School of Architecture. His early style in the 1920s is associated with the search for Slovene "National Style", inspired by Slovene folk art and the Vienna Secession style of architecture. Upon embracing the functionalist approach in the 1930s, Vurnik rivaled the more conservative Plečnik's approach. The Cooperative Business Bank, designed by Vurnik and his wife Helena Kottler Vurnik who designed the decorative facade in the colors of Slovene tricolor, has been called the most beautiful building in Ljubljana. Vurnik has also drawn a number of urban plans, among these the plans for Bled, Kranj, and Ljubljana.

Born: June 1, 1884, Ljubljana, Duchy of Carniola, Austria-Hungary
Died: April 8, 1971, Ljubljana, SR Slovenia, SFR Yugoslavia
Alma mater: Vienna University of Technology
Occupation: Architect

About Ivan Vurnik

Slovenian architect who was a founding member of the Ljubljana School of Architecture. He was initially inspired by Slovene folk art and the Vienna Secession style during the 1920s, while he adopted a functionalist style during the 1930s.

Ivan Vurnik Before Fame

He attended the Vienna University of Technology, from which he graduated summa cum laude in 1912 and where he was taught by the famed Karl Mayreder. He went on to study architecture in Italy.

Achievement of Ivan Vurnik

He was the recipient of multiple honors, including the 1966 Prešeren Award.

Ivan Vurnik Family Life

He was born into the upper-class family of a stonemason. He married Helena Vurnik in 1913.

Associations of Ivan Vurnik

He and fellow Slovenian architect Joze Plecnik were contemporaries.

Information related to Ivan Vurnik

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  • Functionalist architects
  • Slovenian Roman Catholics
  • Prešeren Award laureates
  • University of Ljubljana faculty
  • Art Nouveau architects
Latest information about Ivan Vurnik updated on April 18, 2021.

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