Prešeren Award Winners
Gabrijel Stupica was born in Dražgoše. He studied painting under Professors Maksimilijan Vanka, Jozo Kljaković, Omer Mujadžić and Ljubo Babić at the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb. He graduated in 1936.
He won the Prešeren Award four times: in 1948, for his oil painting Girl with a Chinese Lantern, in 1950, for his oil painting In front of the Procession, in 1957, for his paintings Girl with Toys and Self-Portrait with a Child, and in 1981, for his lifetime achievement in the field of fine art creation.