Macedonia , b.
Borislav Traikovski (1917-1996)
Borislav Traikovski was born in 1917 in Bitola, he completed primary and secondary education in his hometown.
In 1937 he began his studies at the Department of Architecture at the Technical Faculty in Belgrade, which were interrupted by the Second World War and in 1941 he was forced to return to Bitola.
Between 1944 and 1947 he taught art at a primary school in his hometown.
In 1951, Borislav Traikovski, Mile Korubin and Risto Lozanovski were the first Macedonians to graduate from the Academy of Fine Arts in Belgrade.
After graduating in 1951, he returned to his native Bitola and got a job as a teacher in the high school and teacher's school.
In 1960, he started working as an associate professor at the Technical Faculty in Skopje, but soon gave up and returned to his native Bitola.
While a member of the Association of Fine Artists of Macedonia, he spent time on a study trip to Italy in 1954 and Paris in 1961, where he further acquired a modern European influence on his art style.
Traikovski is one of the founders and the first president of the Association of Fine Artists from Bitola and one of the most important members of the group "VDIST".
He has been awarded numerous prizes for his work.
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