Željko Lapuh was born on 27th May 1951. in Split. He graduated painting in 1976. at the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb in the class of professor Šime Perić. Between 1976. and 1980. Željko was associate at the Master workshop of Ljubo Ivančić and Nikola Reiser. Lapuh’s paintings are in galleries and museums, as well as in numerous private collections in the country and abroad. During Lapuh’s exhibition in Klović Palace 1998. author Mladenka Solman has published his monograph.