Born on 17th September 1909 in village Razpopovci, died in 1991 in Sofia. He graduated from the Academy of Arts in Sofia, art of painting in 1931, in the class of Prof. Nikola Marinov. In the period 1931-47 he was a teacher in Elena, Plovdiv. From 1931 until 1976 he was Professor at the Academy of Arts in Sofia. He worked figurative compositions, landscapes, and historical scenes. He organized 4 individual exhibitions and took part in artistic exhibitions in Bulgaria. His paintings are in the Museum of Military History in Sofia and in many private collections. His works have always been popular and reproduced in many Bulgarian schoolbooks, calendars, and magazines.

Ivan Petrov visited Macedonia in the period of the Second World War, where he produced several oil paintings depicting the life of Macedonian farmers. One example of his work was painting called Macedonian Woman, sold by the auction house Victoria, Sofia, Bulgaria.


Ivan Petrov 1909 -1991 Macedonian- Harvester Woman 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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