Constantine Shtarkelov (1889 - 1960), Bulgarian

Born and died in Sofia. He studied at the ArtAcademy in Sofia from 1906. In 1909 departed for Moscow. His first solo exhibition held in 1911. He was war artist in 1912–1913 and 1917. He was the most famous and outstanding Bulgarian watercolor painter who preferred to draw landscapes from Rila and PirinMountains, Sofia and Tarnovo regions. His works were presented at national and solo exhibitions in Bulgaria, the CzechRepublic,Venice, Germany and Hungary.

Constantine Shtarkelov visited Macedonia in multiple occasions, mainly as an official Military painter during the First World War. One example of his works created in Macedonia is watercolor entitled Leshok from 1917, sold by Auction House Viktoria, Sofia Bulgaria. Some other examples from Macedonian works is the watercolor “Macedonian girl 1926” in the possession of the City Art Gallery of Plovdiv, Bulgaria.

Constantine Shtarkelov 1889-1960 Leshok Monastery-1917 watercolor
Constantine Shtarkelov 1889-1960 At Krivolak 1915 illustration
Constantine Shtarkelov 1889-1960 Macedonian girl 1926 watercolor
Constantine Shtarkelov 1889-1960 Pirin Mountain 1959 watercolor

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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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