Drago J. Prelog was born in 1939 in Slovenia. Prelog
moved with his parents to Austria.
From 1954 to 1958, he attended the
Bundesgewerbeschule in Graz, focusing mainly on decorative painting.
From 1958 to 1962, he studied at the Akademie der Bildenden Künste, where he held a chair in 1969.
Drago Prelog was awarded the title
of Professor in 1999.