Nikola Kozhuharov (1892-1971), Bulgarian

Born on 11th January 1892 in Kazanluk, died on 1st June 1971 in Sofia. Studied painting at the Art Industrial School in Sofia in the class of Prof. Ivan Mrkvichka and Prof. Ceno Todorov before 1914. Next year he studied art at the Art Academy in Paris in the class of Prof. Fernan Kormon. Since 1924 he is a lecturer and since 1929 a Professor for painting at the Art Academy in Sofia. Since 1911, he exhibited in Sofia, Prague, Vienna, Rome and Berlin. Between 1963 and 1967 he is a Chairman at the high Institute in Veliko Turnovo. Kozhuharov is regarded as the finest example of the Bulgarian Symbolism. He was famous for his battle and historical scenes as well as for his portraits. He decorated the Theaters in Stara Zagora and Sofia.

Kozhuharov visited Macedonia during the World War Two, where he painted at least one painting entitled “Girl from Ohrid 1941”, sold by the auction house Victoria, Sofia on 11.11.2011 ( lot number 7).

Nikola Kozhuharov 1892 1971 Girl from Ohrid 1941 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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