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Valentin Vrbnik, a Baroque sculptor from Kranj 

The paper illuminates the life and work of a late-Baroque sculptor whose oeuvre has been examined only partly so far, and the artist himself was called with the invented name of the Gorenjsko-Posavski Master. Archival sources, however, have revealed that the sculptor in question is Valentin Vrbnik from Kranj. Besides numerous biographical data about himself and his relatives (the workshop in Kranj was active at least from the late 17th century until the early 19th century), evidence of some further works by him has been found in archives. Formal and stylistic comparisons based on the documented works have incresed the oeuvre of one of the most prolific masters of Baroque sculpture in Gorenjsko to over 50 locations.