Marjanca Jemec Božič


1928   -  

country of citizenship: Slovenia, Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, Kingdom of Yugoslavia
language of expression: Slovene
educated at: University of Ljubljana
occupation: writer, illustrator
award received: Levstik Award, Nagrada Hinka Smrekarja

Marjanca Jemec Božič (born 16 September 1928) is a Slovene illustrator, best known for her children's books illustrations.Jemec Božič was born in Maribor in 1928, but her family moved to Ljubljana soon after. She studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Ljubljana and works as an illustrator. Her work has been published in almost every magazine and journal for children and young adults in Slovenia. She has illustrated numerous children's picture books that have also been translated and published outside Slovenia.In 2003 she won the Levstik Award for lifetime achievement in illustration.
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