Vladimir Veličković is one of the most prominent Serbian painters. He graduated from the Faculty of Architecture at Belgrade University. From 1963 to 1966, he was an assistant in Krsto Hegedušić’s Master workshop in Zagreb, and in 1966 he moved to Paris. In 1983 he was elected professor at the École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris, until 2000. In 1985 he was elected as a member of Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts. He was honoured with the highest French award in the field of culture and art, Commandeur dans l'ordre des Arts et des Lettres. His paintings were exhibited in many countries in Europe and America since 1951. Since December 7, 2005 he is member of Académie des beaux-arts, section I, seat #7.