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.

Dimitar Panov (1902-1985)
Dimitar Panov (1902-1985)
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Dimitar Panov Ivanov (1902-1985) is Bulgarian dramatic actor. His debut on the stage of Plovdiv Drama Theater goes back to 1955, in a play called “Checkov’s Performance” (five smal...
Nacho the Culture - Atanas Krustev (1922 - 2003)
(the photo above - Nacho the Culture is the one on the right, with his friend, the famous director Krikor Azaryan)\r\nPlovdiv has recently lost one of its most eminent figures ...
Nedyalcho Todorov, Professor (born 1940)
Professor Nedyalcho Todorov was born in 1940 in Plovdiv. He graduated from the Plovdiv High School of Music, and then the Music State Conservatory in
Kostaki Peev (1843 - 1920)
Kostaki Peev (1843 - 1920)
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Kostaki Peev was an eminent public and business figure. He was tradesman, member of the of the Furriers Guild in Plovdiv. After the Liberation in 1878, he became the first elected Mayor of ...
Anton Bezenshek (15.04.1854 – 11.12.1915)
?nton Bezenshek  -  Slovenian pedagogue, stenographer, publicist; an eminent public figure. He came to Bulgaria after the Liberation (1878). He was the creator of Bulgarian stenography (...
Hristo Belobradov (1899 - 1975)
Hristo Belobradov (1899 - 1975)
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Hristo Kostov Belobradov was a teacher, school inspector, ardent supporter of education and of the blind people organization. He was born in the town of Etropole but he dedicated his whole life to ...
Emil Tchakarov (1948 - 1991)
Emil Tchakarov (1948 - 1991)
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"The conductor must set his mark on the orchestra".. - this is what Maestro Emil Chakarov used to say. June 29, 2004 he would have had his 56t...
Maria Neykova (1945 - 2002)
Maria Neykova (1945 - 2002)
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Composer, artist and singer - known as the girl with the guitar.Created over 250 songs, some of which sung by herself, others performed by famous BG pop stars. Author of film music. She is famous f...
Todor Dinov (24.07.1919 - 16.06.2004)
The fundamental (and only of its kind) history of world animation -Cartoons: One Hundre...
Veselin Nikolov (born 1938)
Veselin Nikolov (born 1938)
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Vesselin Nikolov was born in 1938 in Bourgass but his life has always been connected to Plovdivs musical culture. He received his Masters Degree at the University of...