Born on 21.09.1868 in Kazanluk, died on 14.06.1921 in Sofia. He graduated from the Art Academy in Florence in 1892. Professor of drawing in Sliven and Sofia. Professor of decorative art and study of styles (1901 – 1921) and principal (1918 – 1920) of the Industrial School of Arts in Sofia. His works are in the sphere of decorative art. He exhibited his works in Sofia and Florence. Monumental works: the curtain of the worker’s theatre in Florence (1892), the decoration of the Synod chapel in Sofia (1909), the stained glass of the mausoleum in Pleven (1907), the chapel of the Sofia seminary (1914), etc. He took part in the ornamental forming of the mural paintings and interior for the church – memorial Alexandar Nevsky, Pencho Slaveykov in the National Gallery, Sofia. Bearer of silver and bronze medals of the Academy in Florence (1892), honorary diplomas and 4 bronze medals at the World exhibition in Saint Luis (1904).
Boris Mihaylov visited Ohrid region around 1915-20, where he made several drawings and paintings inspired by the Ohrid lake landscape. His painting “Ohrid” was sold by the auction house Victoria, Sophia, Bulgaria on 03.05.2009 (lot number 65). The painting “Macedonian refugees” is in the collection of the author of the book.