Tsanko Lavrenov

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Tsanko Lavrenov
Цанко Лавренов
Tsanko Lavrenov, pic. Z.Boyadjiev.jpg
Born (1896-11-24)November 24, 1896
Plovdiv, Bulgaria
Died December 16, 1978(1978-12-16) (aged 82)
Sofia, Bulgaria
Nationality Bulgarian
Known for Painter

Tsanko Lavrenov (Bulgarian: Цанко Лавренов) was a Bulgarian painter and art critic born in 1896, deceased in 1978.

He is one of the most prominent, influential and distinctive Bulgarian artists of the 20th century. A modernist influenced by the Symbolism and the Secession,[1] Lavrenov is best known for his cityscapes of the old town of Plovdiv as well as his monasteries cycle.

Biography and career[edit]

Tsanko Ivanov Lavrenov was born on November 24, 1896 in the city of Plovdiv, Bulgaria. His grandfather Lavrentiy was a bookman, copyist of catholic manuscripts.[2] Lavrenov graduated at the French college in Plovdiv.[2] In 1921-22, he enrolled at a private art school in Vienna.[2]

Selected works[edit]

Sculpture of Lavrenov in Plovdiv
  • The Old Plovdiv (1930)
  • Transfiguration Monastery
  • Kurshum han (1937)
  • The Church of St Sophia in Ohrid (1942)
  • Saint Pantaleon Church in Veles, Macedonia (1943)
  • Still life with flowers of the field (1944)
  • The Old Plovdiv - diptych (1946)
  • The Old Plovdiv (1974–75)

Holy Mountain cycle[edit]


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