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Remembering the artist Haralampi Tachev

Remembering the artist Haralampi Tachev

4/13/2009 10:40:56 AM

The author of Sofia's coat of arms, the artist Haralampi Tachev was born in Plovdiv (July 19, 1875).

He was the first BG artist-decorator.

He graduated the State Art School in Sofia (today's National Art Academy) in Ivan Mrkvicka's class.

He was author of landscapes, illustrations for newspapers and calendars; designs of bank notes, post stamps and diplomas. He was assigned to decorate the BG Pavilions of altogether nine international fairs (Liege, 1905; Milan, 1907; London; etc), as well as the decoration of the Alexander Nevski Cathedral in Sofia; the mausoleum of Alexander batenberg; the Vrana Palace; the mosaics of the Sofia mineral baths; the glass murals of the Cyril and Methodius Natinal Library in Sofia; the Sveta Marina church in Plovdiv, and many more...

He died on that day, April 13, 1944.

 


 

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