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.


 

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...
Boris Christoff  (1914 – 1993)
Boris Christoff (1914 – 1993)
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Boris Christoff (May 18, 1914, Plovdiv, Bulgaria - June 28, 1993, Rome, Italy) was a Bulgarian opera singer, one of the greatest basses of the 20th century.Christoff demonstrated early his s...