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Vladimir Dimitrov1930

National Gallery of Bulgaria

National Gallery of Bulgaria

Vladimir Dimitrov is a central figure in the Bulgarian “Native art” movement. He graduated from the State School of Arts (the National Academy of Art, Sofia) in 1910. While still a student at the Academy he was nickednamed “Maystora” (The Master) by his fellow students because of his exceptional ability and talent. He created drawings, watercolor and oil paintings with the genres of landscape, portrait, and figural composition painting, using intense colors and revealing his growing interest in decorative solutions. He had travelled a lot during the years visiting different European culture centers. Vladimir Dimitrov – Maystora settled in the village of Shishkovtsi, Kiustendil District. He had solo exhibitions in Sofia in 1922, 1926, 1927, 1935. He is considered to be a central figure in modern Bulgarian art by all art historians.

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