Matija Jama studied in Munchen where he got familiar with works by French impressionists. As Jakopič, he studied in Munchen at Anton Ažbe school where Vassiliy Kandinsky studied as well. He married a Dutch painter Luiza van Raders. He exhibite with group “Sava” at Mietke Gallery in Vienna, after that he moved back to Holland. Landscape dominates in his work, in late years figuration (especially the motif of Bela Krajina).