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Zakhariev, Vassil Ivanov

    Full Name: Zakhariev, Vassil Ivanov

    Other Names:

    • Vasil Ivanov Zakhariev

    Gender: male

    Date Born: 1895

    Date Died: 1971

    Place Born: Samokov, Sofiya, Bulgaria

    Place Died: Sofia, Sofiya-Grad, Bulgaria

    Home Country/ies: Bulgaria

    Subject Area(s): Bulgarian (culture or style)


    Historian of Bulgarian art. Zakariev is principally known as a graphic artist. He graduated in 1919 from the Natsionalna Hudozhestvena Academia (the national academy of arts in Sofia). Between 1922 and 1924 studied in Leipzig at the State Academy of Graphic Art and Book Decoration. He returned to Sofia, rejoining the Academy, now as professor of graphic and decorative arts. He remained there the rest of his life, teaching illustration and producing prints. While engaged in these activities, he also wrote several books on Bulgarian artists and art of the medieval period.

    Selected Bibliography

    Zakharii Khristovich Zograf; khudozhnik vuzrozhdenets, 1810-1853. Sofiia: Bulgarski khudozhnik, 1957; and Vasilev, Asen. Vuzrozhdenski khudozhnitsi. Sofiia: Bulgarska akademiia na naukite, 1956.


    Evtim Tomov. Vail Zakhariev. (Biblioteka Izobrazitelno izkustvo: 2) Sofia: Bulgarski khudozhnik, 1954; The Dictionary of Art


    "Zakhariev, Vassil Ivanov." Dictionary of Art Historians (website).

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