Zeljko Djurovic was born 1956 in Danilovgrad, Montenegro, at that time part of the former Yugoslavia. In his earliest childhood he showed a creative tendencies by making his own toys. He made his first sculptures in sand on the Mediterranean beach of Ulcinj, Montenegro as a boy, and remembers being very miserable when waves destroyed them. While his friends were playing football, he was busy sketching the countryside; he realised he was destined for other things.
After finishing school, he went on to at the Faculty of Applied Arts in Belgrade for five years, majoring in painting. He has very fond memories of the comradery he found their with his fellow students. He held this in higher esteem than what his lecturers had to say.
Đurović says his artworks are inspired and influenced by the Renaissance, Baroque, Surrealism and Fantastic Art.
Željko Đurović works and lives as a free lance artist. He is also employed as professor of drawing and painting at the Faculty of Arts of Kragujevac. His professional memberships include ULUS (Association of Fine Artists of Serbia) and Belgrade Ex-Libris Association. He has also exhibited with the Libellule group.
1980 A. Tomasevic Award for mosaic, Faculty of Applied Arts in Belgrade
1995 Award for Drawings, at the 7th Exhibition “Belgrade ’85”
1986 Zemun Gallery Award
1991 Spring Award of the Zemun Society of Artists
1991 Special Lion Club award “La Mole”, Torino, for ex-libris at the international exhibition in Italy
1992 QUADRA award at the exhibition of small graphics, Gallery “Graphic Collective”, Belgrade
1995 “Ninth December” award, Danilovgrad
1998 Special Award M.C.ESCHER FONDATION for ex-libris, Holland
1998 First award on the first Biennial of fine and applied arts of Serbia, Smederevo