Academic painter Rudi Skočir was born on 6 April 1951 in Kamno near Kobarid, Slovenia. In 1977 he graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Ljubljana, and in 1996, 2013 and 2017 he was an artist-in-residence at the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris.
He has held 150 independent exhibitions in Slovenia, Austria, Italy, Serbia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Macedonia, Spain, Germany, the United Kingdom, Croatia, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Denmark, Poland and Japan. He has also participated in 270 group exhibitions in Slovenia and abroad. He has received 22 awards and recognitions for his work.
Fields of his artistic work: painting, printmaking, book illustration.
He has illustrated 60 literary works for young people and adults and received the highest awards and recognitions in Slovenia, including the Hinko Smrekar Award and the Hinko Smrekar Grand Award for illustration. He is a member of the Association of Slovenian Fine Artists and a member of its illustrators section. He lives and works as an independent fine artist.