Figures of Plovdiv

Figures of Plovdiv

Ioan Leviev (1934 - 1994)

Ioan Leviev (1934 - 1994)

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Ioan Isaakov Leviev was born on October 31st, 1934, in Plovdiv (his brother is the world-famous jazz musucian, Milcho Leviev). Painter, monumentalist.

He graduated from the Sofia Art Academy in 1958, Major Decorative and Monumental Painting, from the class of Prof. Bogdanov. His art is unique due to its specific expressiveness and special color effects used. He had numerous paintings depicting his native Plovdiv.He also created a large number of monumental murals and mosaics all around Plovdiv - in the Agrarian University, the Maritsa Hotel, the former Party Center, the Ivan vazov National Library, the Novotel Hotel, etc.

He was one of the group of artists (G.Bozhilov, D.Kirov, I.Leviev, E.Pironkov, H.Stefanov)associated with the so-called Plovdiv School of Painting in Bulgarian Art of the 1960s.

He died on March 11th, 1994 in Plovdiv.

Jordan Jovchev (also: Yordan Yovchev) (born 1973)
Born February 24th 1973 in Plovdiv. Gymnastics champion. \r\nEuropean champion in the all-events competition from Pathra 2002. Gold medalist in rings and silver medalist in the fl...
Hristo Kidikov (born 1946)
Hristo Kidikov (born 1946)
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Hristo Kidikov was born on November 16th, 1946 in Plovdiv. He is an eminent pop singer. Graduated from the Plovdiv School of Music, and later from the Sofia State Music Conservatoire. Winner of num...
Dimiter Zograph (1796-1860)
Dimiter Zograph (1796-1860)
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Dimiter Zograph was brother of the famous icon-painter Zahari Zograph of the Samokov School. Born in the town of Samokov in 1796. Icon and mural painter. \r\nHe worked a lot in Plovdiv....
Alexander Hristov (born 1964)
Alexander Hristov (born 1964)
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Alexander Hristov was born on July 28, 1964, in Plovdiv. He spent his childhood in the town of Troyan, where he played football for the local team of Chavdar. He moved back to Plovdiv as an 8th gra...
Stoyan Deltchev (born 03.08.1959)
Stoyan Deltchev (born 03.08.1959)
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Artistic Gymnastics Olympic and European champion, born in Plovdiv in 1959. He became the 1977 European champion in horizon...
Ivan Andonov (28.06.1854 - 18.12.1937)
Active participant in the national liberation movement; a popular public figure. Deputy Attorney of Plovdiv after the Liberation of 1878. One of the founders and leaders of the secret comm...
Petko Karavelov (1843 - 1903)
Petko Karavelov (1843 - 1903)
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Born on March 24,1843 in Koprivshtiza. He was brother of the eminent Bulgarian writer and revolutionary - Lyuben Karavelov. In the period 1860 - 1893 he completed secondary school in Moscow, studie...
Milcho Leviev (born 1937)
Milcho Leviev (born 1937)
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Milcho Leviev (Milcho Isaac Levi), born Dec. 19, 1937 in Plovdiv. An eminent jazz musician - composer, pianist, interpreter, pedagogue – he is one of the great names in contemporary w...
Mikhail Gerdzhikov (26.01.1877-18.03.1947)
Mikhail Gerdzhikov was born on January 26th, 1877, in Plovdiv. He studied at the French College, where he received the nick-name Michelle. As a student there he started his revolutiona...
Radka Karagitlieva (born 1931)
Radka Karagitlieva (born 1931)
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Radka Nikolova Karagitlieva was born on December 15th, 1931 in the village of Touria, Kazanluk region. In 1971 she became a member of the “Rossitsa Tchoukanova Embroidery Group” in Plovdiv, that wa...