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.