Figures of Plovdiv

Figures of Plovdiv

Ivan Mrkvicka (1856-1938)

Ivan Mrkvicka (1856-1938)

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Prof. Ivan Mrkvicka (Ian-Vaclav Mrkvicka) - a major figure on Bulgarias post-Liberation art scene. Czech by origin, artist, professor of paiting. Studied in the Prague Academy of Arts and the Munich Art Academy. An eminent public figure. One of the authors of the BG coat of arms from the turn of the 20th century.

He was among the founders and the first teachers at the School of Painting in Sofia (Ivan Mrkvicka was the director and teacher of painting), Anton Mitov was the lecturer in history of art and Boris Schatz was the lecturer in moulding. All three received awards at the Paris Exhibition of Artistic Education in 1900 for their teaching methods.) Mrkvicka mastered the genre of painting. His historical pictures were highly realistic and deeply patriotic. His portraits were of great artistic value.


 

Ruslan Raichev (05.05.1919-08.01.2006)
Maestro Raychev worked with Europe's key symphony orchestras including La Scala in Milan, Paris' National Opera and Lond...
Ivan St. Geshov (Plovdiv, 20.02.1849 - 11.03.1924)
Political figure, diplomat, cousin of the eminent public figure, Ivan...
Kiril Naydenov (1945 - 2004)
Kiril Naydenov (1945 - 2004)
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Kiril Naidenov was born on 23.05.1945 in the village of Slaviani.
Yoakim Gruev (9.09.1828 - 01.08.1912)
Born in Koprivshtitsa, he studied in Plovdiv Greek School. Later he taught in the Class School of his native town of Koprivshtitsa, succeeding his teacher, Nayden Gerov on that position (1848-56)...
Dimiter Matevski (1835 - 1882)
Dimiter Matevski (1835 - 1882)
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He participated in the national liberation movement. Persecuted by the Turks, he moved into Plovdiv. About the year 1868, he became teacher at the St.Trinity school. He was an active participant in...
Hristo Stoichkov (born 1966)
Hristo Stoichkov (born 1966)
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The Bulgarian football star Hristo Stoichkov officially finished his football-playing career on December 15th, and from January 1st 2004 becomes the Barcelona coach. He will be training the team pl...
Stefka Kostadinova (born 25.03.1965)
Stefka Kostadinova is a famous BG athlete. She was born on March 25th, 1965 in Plovdiv. She has gradiated from the Plovdiv School of Sports, initially starting a career of gymnastics and swimm...
Konstantin Stoilov (1853-1901)
Konstantin Stoilov (1853-1901)
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Dr. Stoilov was born on September 23rd, 1853, in Plovdiv, in the well-to-do patriotic family of Stoil Zakharliata. His mother comes fro the emi...
Gavril Krustevich (1817 - 1898)
Gavril Krustevich (1817 - 1898)
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Gavril Krustevich (real name: Gandyu Krustev Baev) - born in the town of Kotel in 1817. Public figure and statesman; man of letters; Honorary member of Bulgarian Literary Society (later the Bulgari...
Ivan Kesyakov, Dr (1871-1965)
Ivan Kesyakov, Dr (1871-1965)
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DR IVAN KESYAKOV was a public figure, leader of the Democratic party, Mayor of Plovdiv (1908-1912 and again 1921-22).  Born in 1871 in the town of Koprivshtitsa. He graduated Medicine f...