Boris Denev (1883 – 1969), Bulgarian

Born on 7th February 1883 in Veliko Tarnovo, died on 31st December 1969 in Sofia.. For the period 1903-1908 he was teacher in his native town and as self-educated artist he organized exhibition in Sofia in 1909. From 1909 to 1914 he studied arts of painting in Munich with Prof. Leo von Lefts. From 1914 to 1935 he has been Bulgarian military artist. He created a number of compositions on military topics and the sphere of landscapes through which the Bulgarian Army was passing through. After with war, mainly painted landscapes of Bulgarian cities (Melnik, Samokov, Plovdiv, Sofia,..).

Boris Denev was a military painter of the first generation. He visited Macedonia with the Bulgarian army in 1915 where he produced numerous drawings and watercolors.

Boris Denev-1883-1969
Boris Denev-1883-1969
Boris Denev 1883 1969 Prilep and passing throught Shara of the First Balkan Division. 1915
Boris Denev 1883 1969 Prilep and passing throught Shara of the First Balkan Division. 1915

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This lexicon is a result of my 15 years long period of researching & documenting the personalities and the artworks of the foreign painters, sculptors, illustrators, and photographers having visited different spots of the geographic territory of Macedonia, there having created works of art there over a 100-years long period i.e. between 1850-1950. Their presence and artwork in the Macedonian milieus represent a notable cultural heritage to the international linkage of the ethnic Macedonians as well as to all the ethnicities living in the picturesque territory of Macedonia and the cultures of modern-day countries spread over parts of the geographic territory of Macedonia. Witnessing the artistic contributions of the foreign artist, we are proud of their Macedonia-themed creative works and experiences. I believe that their artworks, having been inspired and created over the vast region of Macedonia, unite us all in these challenging times, and under the facts and the values of the artistic beauty.

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