Jože Plečnik’s invitation card was made in 1954 for Slovenian priest and author Fran Saleški Finžgar (1871 – 1962), to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Finžgar’s work as a priest, on August 5th 1954. The invitation card was signed by Finžgar.
Jože Plečnik was one of the most prominent European architects and designers of the early and mid 20th century. He studied with Viennese architect Otto Wagner and worked in Wagner’s architecture office until 1900. His architectural works can been seen mostly in Prague, Ljubljana and Vienna. He was also active as a designer and amateur archaeologist.
The card showcases the typical Plečnik’s design of letters and ornaments. Plečnik was also known for his design of chalices and church’s interiors.