Even before the Second World War, he was one of the most famous Slovenian sculptors, and since 1950 onwards, he also taught at the Ljubljana Academy of Fine Arts. During 23 years of his artistic career Karel Putrich created an extensive collection of sculptures, representing the sum of his great spiritual as well as physical efforts.
1. Free-standing sculpture
Large public monuments that represent either a component of an architectural object or an architectural monument by itself.
It must be highlighted, however, that the works from each of the individual groups were created in parallel. They often complemented each other, and even when the creation of one piece of artwork, for example a large public monument, took a long time, the artist was at the same time making small sculptures in his spare time, and when there were no such small pieces of art to make, he used to combine everything in a single large monument: a sculpture, a portrait, small sculptures. In this program, however, the artist's affinities were not equally distributed, so the program was more a reflection of our circumstances than his wishes.