Ilija Kostov (1941, Skopje) graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Belgrade in 1966 in the class of prof. Ljubica Cuce Sokić. He completed his postgraduate studies at the same college.
The exhibition of prints made using the color aquatint technique has been conceived as a display of graphic research by this artist over the last two decades.
26 solo exhibitions from 1969 – 2013 in Serbia, Belgium, Macedonia, Myanmar, Montenegro, Croatia, France.
Participation in numerous national and international group exhibitions.
2011 – Award of Biennale of Drawing in Pancevo/Serbia; 2009 – Award of the VI International Exhibition of Print in Evora/Portugal; 2008 – Prize for painting at Belgrade Salon in Belgrade/Serbia
1988 – Purchase Award at Belgrade Salon in Belgrade/Serbia
1978 - Purchase Award at Belgrade Salon in Belgrade/Serbia
1976 – “Golden Needle” Award of Association of Fine Artists of Serbia in Belgrade/Serbia
1975 – “Art” Magazine Award for October Salon in Belgrade/Serbia
1972 – Purchase Award at The First Yugoslav Biennale of Print in Bitola/Macedonia