(* 1919, Svederník - † 1997, Bratislava, SK) National artist, painter, graphic designer, illustrator, sculptor and pedagogue, representative of Expressionism. He is one of the most significant personalities of Slovak art, a generation of artists of the Second World War.
From 1937 to 1942 he studied at the School of Arts and Crafts in Prague (Prof. Kysela, Novák). Since 1946 he has dedicated himself also to graphics. He painted a number of paintings, made thousands of graphics, illustrated more than 350 books. In his work he responded in particular to the events of the Second World War. From 1952 to 1972 he worked at the Academy of Fine Arts in Bratislava, from 1958 as a professor and from 1960 to 1964 as a rector. In 1958, he attended the Venice Biennale, where he was awarded the Bright Foundation Award.
In 2009, Vincent Hložník's family donated his 799 works to Žilina's region, and in Považská Gallery they opened a permanent exhibition of his work.