Rihard Jakopič studied in Vienna. In 1890 he enrroled at Academy in Munchen and from 1903 he continued with his studies at Hynais School in Prague. In 1904 je exhibited in Vienna with the group “Sava”. When returning to Slovenia, he founded his own art school and an exhibition pavilion in Tivoli, Ljubljana. The painter’s rich oeuvre ranges from early Art Nouveau motifs accented through mature imressionistic masterpieces and the late expressionist art creations.