As far as the record goes, Pavel Šubic Sr. (1772–1847) was the first Šubic to start with woodcarwing, creating works for churches in the Škofja Loka area. And as was typical for artisan workshops, he passed the ins and outs of the artistic processes to three of his sons, Štefan, Blaž and Janez (Sr.)
Štefan Šubic (1820 - 1884) was the most renowned among them, creating paintings, woodcarvings and frescos all around Slovenian area since 1844. His workshop was the most important Slovenian artisan workshop of the 19th century.
The artistic tradition was passed on to all five of Štefan’s sons, Jurij (1855 – 1890) and Janez Šubic (1850 – 1889) being the most renowned ones. They both studied at academies abroad (Venice and Wienna), and althoug dying relatively young, they are among the most important Slovenian painters. After Štefan’s death his son Valentin Šubic (1859 – 1927) took over the Poljane workshop.
Blaž Šubic (1827 – 1899) mostly worked with his other two brothers.
Janez Šubic Sr. (1830–1898), named also “Janez of Loka” , started his artisan workshop in Škofja Loka arround 1855, creating works for churches all around Slovenian area.
Janez Šubic Sr.’s son Ivan Šubic was a mathematitian and the founder of arts and craft school. His sons were Vladimir Šubic, architect of Ljubljana’s “Nebotičnik”, and Mirko Šubic (1900 – 1976), founder of the Slovenian Restoration Center.
In the 20th century most renowned painter was Ive Šubc (1922 - 1989), depicting partisan motives as well as rural life in Poljanska Valley. His daughter Maja Šubic (1965) is an acomplished painter, illustrator and fresco painter.
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