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.


 

Ivan Bogorov, Dr (1818 - 1892)
Ivan Bogorov, Dr (1818 - 1892)
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One of the most eminent encyclopedians of the Bulgarian Revival period - a doctor of medicine by education, he was also very much concerned by business matters, economics, geography, industry, tran...
Kamen Vichev, Father (1893 - 1952)
Kamen Vichev, Father (1893 - 1952)
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Kamen Vichev was born in the village of Srem, Bourgas region, on May 23rd, 1893. He started his theological education in 1912 in Belgium, where he studied until 1918. After recieving his PhD in The...
George Danchov - Zografina
George Danchov - Zografina
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Stoyo Shishkov (1865 - 1937)
Stoyo Shishkov (1865 - 1937)
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Stoyo Shishkov was born in 1865 in the village of Ustovo near the town of Smolyan. He was a pedagogue, man of letters, ethnographer. Lived in Plovdiv since 1904 as a teacher. He was the <...
Mario Hossen - the Bulgarian &quot;Paganini&quot;  was born in Plovdiv
The following info on this talented young violinist is courtesy of Festival Music Alp webs...
Boris Dimovski  (1925-2007)
Boris Dimovski (1925-2007)
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Boris Dimovski is one of the greatest contemporary Bulgarian artists. Beside being a world-famous caricature artist, he is also a much respected master of water-color paitings, oil paintings, impre...
Radoslav Nikolov - Gianni (born 1954)
The First Bulgarian in The Guinness Book of Records. 53-year-old Radoslav Nikolov (known as Gianni) is the best BG football juggler. He managed to juggle his football on the 20-cm-wide balus...
George Ganchev (born 1939)
George Ganchev (born 1939)
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George Ganchev (whose real name was Georgi Petroushev) was born on August 29, 1939, in Plovdiv. In the early 1960s he emigrated from Bulgaria. He graduated from the British Fencing Academy (he was ...
ASEN HRISTOFOROV (1910 - 1970)
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ASEN HRISTOFOROV – an economist and writer, born on December 16, 1910 in Plovdiv. He studied Economics in London, where he graduated in 1934. He was among the founders of the Statistics Insti...
Tsanko Lavrenov  (1896-1978)
Tsanko Lavrenov (1896-1978)
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Tsanko Lavrenov (1896-1978) - an original Bulgarian artist, who drew experience from the national traditions of old Bulgarian art and from folklore. A highly creative artist, he poeticised...