Bogdan Borčić (1926–2014), a long-time professor at the Academy of Fine Arts in Ljubljana and the recipient of the Prešern Award for lifetime achievement, as well as an honorary citizen of the City Municipality of Slovenj Gradec, left behind a comprehensive opus of paintings and graphics. The outstanding consistency of his work, his enthusiasm for research and his search for the poetic in everyday objects convey the quality of the artist’s work.
After his death, Borčić’s family donated his paintings to KGLU. The donation is comprised of 247 works, at least of which half are large format paintings. The paintings are an important addition to the existing collection of 60 works, which Bogdan Borčić had already donated to the KGLU between 2004 and 2005. The majority of the artist’s opus of paintings will thus be kept in one place, which is what he had wished for as well. Fromom the autumn of 2018 onwards, visitors may take a look at a portion of Borčić’s legacy, which is exhibited as part of the permanent exhibition of the artist’s works and encompasses all of his creative periods.