Gospodin Serbezov Zheliazkov (1873 – 1937), Bulgarian

Born in 1873 in Demircha village in Romania, died in 1937. Graduated in painting under Prof. I. Mrkvicka and Prof. B. Mitov from the Academy of Fine Arts, Sofia in 1899. Graduated from the Studio of Ilya Repin. Secretary of the Union of the South Bulgarian Artists “Lada” and one of the initiators for the grounding of the Union of the Artists – icon-painters and wood engravers since 1925.

Gospodin Zheliazkov was an official military painter in the First World War and he traveled through Macedonia together with the 8th Infantry Division, (together with several other Bulgarian war painters: Stanyo Stamatov and Dimitar Gudzenov). His oil painting “Battle for Struga 1915” was reproduced on a post card from that time.

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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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