Born on 20-03-1879 in Samokov, died on 07-05-1950 in Sofia. Studied fine art at the Industrial Art school in Sofia in the class of prof. Ivan Angelov and prof. Ivan Mrkvicka. Visited and worked also in Munich. Lived mainly in Samokov. He painted mainly landscapes, developing his own landscape style, emphasizing the beauty of the mountains. He was one of the founders of the Samokov art museum.
Criskaretz visited Macedonia during the First World War. The watercolor “Bay of Ohrid 1916” was sold by the auction house Victoria, Sofia, Bulgaria on 09-10-2008 (lot. Nr 11)