Nikola Tanev (1890 – 1962), Bulgarian

Born on 05.12.1890 in Svishtov village, died on 23.06.1962 in Sofia. From 1905 he lived in France where he studied at the Paris Academy of Decorative Arts in the class of Prof. Pаul Renoir and Prof. Manzhan. Tanev is one of the most prominent Bulgarian artists. He has had 28 solo exhibitions in Bulgaria and 27 in Italy, France, Germany, Spain, Sweden, Romania and others. He participated in many collective exhibitions in Bulgaria and abroad. He worked in all genres but expressed a preference for landscapes.

Tanev visited Macedonia during the First World War, as an official War painter. Two of his Macedonian works: “St. Archangel Monastery in Prilep 1916” and ”St. Ioan Monastery on the Ohrid Lake 1918” were sold by the auction house Victoria in Sofia.

Nikola Tanev 1890 -1962 St.Ioan Monastery on the Ohrid Lake 1918 watercolor
Nikola Tanev 1890 -1962 St.Ioan Monastery on the Ohrid Lake 1918 watercolor
Nikola Tanev 1890 -1962 St. Arhangel Monastery Prilep 1916 graphite
Nikola Tanev 1890 -1962 St. Arhangel Monastery Prilep 1916 graphite
Nikola Tanev 1890-1962 Prilep the road to Veles 1916 pencil illustration drawing
Nikola Tanev 1890-1962 Prilep the road to Veles 1916 pencil illustration drawing

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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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