Marinko Jelaca was born in 1954 in Split where he still lives and works as freelance artist (since1993). He graduated in 1985 from the Academy of Fine Arts in Sarajevo where he studied sculpture in profesor Alija Kuckalic's class. For years, his work was based on drypoint techniques. Besides graphics, he also worked in others techniques such as wood cut, sculpture, pastel, terracotta... He has participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions in his country and aboard: Italy(Rome), Denmark (Copenhagen), Albania (Tirana), Austria (Wiena,Grazz), Slovenia (Ljubljana), Japan (Tokyo).