Dimitar Giudjenov (1891–1979), Bulgarian

Born on 26th January 1891 in Stara Zagora, died on 25th August 1979 in Sofia. Son of the artist Atanas Gudzenov. In 1915 graduated from the Arts Industrial School in Sofia, in the class of Prof. Tzeno Todorov. At the same time /1913 – 1915/ he had been student at the National School of Fine Arts in Paris, the class of Prof. F. Kormon.

He started his artistic career as an official Military artist in the World War One, following the Eight Infantry Division.  From 1920 to 1933 he had been lecturer at the Academy of Arts in Sofia. After 1925 the main style in the creative works of Gudzhenov became the historic art of painting. He regularly participated in the exhibitions of the Society of South Bulgarian Artists, of which he has been fellow founder. He took part also in joint exhibitions in Berlin, Prague, Vienna, New York. Gudzhenov is author of the mural paintings and icons in several churches in Sofia, Varna, Stara Zagora, Plovdiv. From 1933 to 1945 he worked as artist with the headquarters of the Bulgarian army. He created a gallery of historic figures and numerous genre painting scenes. His paintings can be found in the Bulgarian National Art Gallery and the National War Museum.

Dimitar Giudzenov 1891-1979 Battle on the bridge of the Black Drim River Struga 1915 oil
Dimitar Giudzenov 1891-1979 Battle on the bridge of the Black Drim River Struga 1915 oil

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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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