Dimitar Avramovski-Pandilov

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Dimitar Avramovski–Pandilov (Macedonian: Димитар Аврамовски-Пандилов) (aka Dimitar Pandilov; 1 March 1898, Tresonče - 26 July 1963) is considered the first impressionist painter, the founder of modern Macedonian art.[1] He died at the Skopje earthquake in 1963.[2]

Education and Career[edit]

Born in Tresonče, in the Manastir Vilayet of the Ottoman Empire, he finished his studies in Sofia, Bulgaria. He is one of the founders of the Association of the painters of Macedonia.[1] From 1928 to 1943 he lived in the village of Hajredin in Bulgaria, working as an art teacher. After the liberation he became a teacher at the Skopje high school "Josip Broz Tito".[2]

Painting Style[edit]

The style of his soft, warm and lyrical palette fluctuates between poetic realism and neo-impressionism. His paintings include scenes from traditional life, landscapes, urban panoramas, still lifes, portraits and nudes. He was the first Macedonian painter with an academic degree who departed from the fresco-painting tradition.[1]


He was the first Macedonian impressionists whose exhibition in 1926, chronologically, begins modern art in Macedonia.[1] As an artist and pedagogue he made a considerable contribution in the formation of many generations of young artists.[2]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d "Cultural Heritage". The City Library "Brothers Miladinovci" Skopje. Retrieved 3 July 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c "Dimitar Pandilov Biography". GRAL Gallery. Retrieved 3 July 2013.