Ivan Ivanov (Ivanic) (1879 –1966), Bulgarian

Born 1879 in Vidin, died in Sofia in 1966. Studied at the National Art School in the class of Prof. Ivan Mrkvicka. Upon graduation, he went to Bucharest. Graduated from the Bucharest Art Academy in the class of Prof. Kostandi and Prof. Gropyano. Ivan Ivanov a military artist traveling through Macedonia during the First and the Second World Wars. In 1919 he was a founding member of the Bulgarian Society of Independent Artists. He painted “Samoil Fortress, Ohrid” in 1942 which is in the collection of Bulgarian National Bank. After the second World War, starting from 1944 – he was “black-listed” by the Communist regime. His works of art were completely removed from any public place. In 2002, a collection of 18 remarkable watercolors were discovered from his Macedonian World War One period.  In the madness of the Great War, he painted intimate, quiet Macedonian scenes from Ohrid, Skopje, Macedonian monasteries, houses, markets and people. Several of his Macedonian works were sold by the Auction house Victoria in Sofia, Bulgaria.

Ivan Ivanov Ivanic-1879 1966 Old Street Macedonia 1915 watercolor
Ivan Ivanov Ivanic 1879 - 1966 Kratovo 1915 oil on canvas
Ivan Ivanov Ivanic 1879 - 1966 Kratovo 1915 oil on canvas
Ivan Ivanov Ivanic 1879 - 1966 Ohrid Samoil Fortress - 1942 oil-on canvas

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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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