Gregor Pratneker - Withdrawal
Gregor Pratneker (1973) graduated in 2006 from the Department of Fine Arts at the Faculty of Education in Maribor. Between 2007 and 2012, he studied at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Ljubljana, where he also received his master’s degree in 2012.
In the last creative period, he has been devoting himself mainly to landscapes – forests, which can be painted in the open air or in the studio. In 2013, he received the first award of the May Salon, which is awarded by ZDSLU. Already in 2014, he managed to convince the French jury of the Autumn Salon in Paris with the painting “Winter Morning”, which had been awarded the first prize by the ZDSLU the year before. Since then, he has regularly exhibited at all three important Parisian salons: The Autumn Salon, the Salon of Fine Arts and the Salon of French Artists. In December 2019, he received the Eugene Boudin Painting Prize, named after a famous French landscape painter, for his painting “Spring in the Mountains” at the Louvre Salon. In February 2020, he received the Mention Award at the Salon of French Artists at the Grand Palace. He lives and works in Maribor.