Prešeren Award Winners
Avgust Černigoj was born in Trieste. He studied painting under Professors Karl Becker - Gundhal and Joseph Hildebrandt at the Munich Academy from 1922 to 1923. In 1924, he also attended the Bauhaus University in Weimar for a few months.
He won the Prešeren Award in 1976 for his lifetime achievement in the fine arts.