THE NATIONAL GALLERY
EVGENI KLINTCHAROV (1926 – 2013)
27 October – 4 December 2016
Opening on Thursday, 27 October, at 18:00
The Palace, Knyaz Alexander I Sq.
This exhibition, dedicated to the 90th. anniversary of the birth of Evgeni Klintcharov, includes paintings, drawings and easel graphics, mosaics, tapestry, publications, and the trilogy ‘Pantheon. Prominent Figures of Bulgarian Culture’. The concept offers a global view of the oeuvre of the artist, the intellectual and art researcher, with an emphasis on works not previously presented.
Evgeni Klintcharov graduated in Mural Painting from the Academy of Art in Sofia in 1948, under Kiril Tsonev and Georgi Bogdanov. Between 1953 and 1985, he was chief artist of the Bulgarian Artist Publishing House and deputy editor-in-chief of ‘Izkustvo’ [Art] magazine (1962–1970). From 1963 to 1989, he was a member of the Board of the Union of Bulgarian Artists. He participated in many exhibitions of fine, applied and monumental arts. He was the author of monographs on the artists Ivan Nenov, Lyuben Gaydarov, Todor Panayotov, Kiril Kazanlakliev, and Katerina Savova-Nenova, the book ‘Conversations with Ivan Nenov’, and numerous articles on artistic issues. The trilogy ‘Pantheon. Prominent Figures of Bulgarian Culture’, printed in 2010–2013, was his last major work.