Workshop Lessidren Winter 1998

Christo Stefanov

Christo Stefanov was born on February 15th, 1931 in Burgas. In 1956 he graduated from the Art Academy majoring in painting. He works in painting, mural monumental painting (fresco, seco, mosaic, vitrage, etc.), theatre and film scenography, aquarelle, pastel, drawing.

Lives and works in Plovdiv for many years and recently in Sofia too.

His works have been exhibited by a number of galleries and exhibition halls in Europe, America and Asia: Berlin (1966, 1972); Torino (1973); Frankfurt (1975); Paris ( 1974, 1986, 1992); Belgrade (1969); Moscow (1969, 1976, 1982); Sankt Petersburg, Minsk, Kishinev, Tbilisi (1976); Athens ( 1968, 1972); Warsaw (1968, 1973); Cannes sur Mer (1975); Schtchetchin (1969); Poznan (1978); Istanbul (1967); Prague (1968, 1977); Bucharest (1966, 1969, 1972, 1984); Budapest (1966, 1970, 1978); Havana (1974, 1978); Mexico City (1979); Monterey (1979); Bologna (1979); the Bermuda Islands (1970); New York (1980); Basel (1978); Caracas (1979); Vienna (1993, 1994); Lisbon (1997), etc.

Christo Srtefanov’s works are owned by state, public and private collections in Bulgaria, Austria, Switzerland, Germany, Italy, Russia, Poland, France, England, Belgium, Spain, Mexico, Cuba, Brazil.

Major International Exhibitions:

1969 International Quadrennial of Painting, Schtchetchin (Poland)

1975 International Festival of Painting, Cannes sur Mer (France)

1982, 1985 International Triennial of Painting, Sofia (Bulgaria)

1985 International Exhibition “Un instant de paix”, Paris (France)

1986 Exhibition in the Conde Duke Centre, Madrid (Spain)

1993 Exhibition of the Five Artists from Plovdiv (Kirov, Leviev, Bojilov, Pironkov, Stefanov), Vienna (Austria)

1996 Grand Marche d’Art Contemporain Exhibition, the Bastille Square, Paris (France)

Awards:

1966 Grand Prix for painting, Burgas

1967, 1969, 1972 Award for painting “Plovdiv”

1966, 1968, 1976 First Prize for Scenography at the National Theatre Festivals

1972 The Golden Rose Grand Prix for Film Scenography at the Film Festival in Varna

1976Grand Prix for Painting at the Exhibition of the Union of South Bulgarian Artists

1976First Prize for Portrait Painting of the Bulgarian Artist Union

1981The “Illia Petrov” Grand Prix for Monumental Art of the Bulgarian Artist Union

One Man Shows:

1992 Art 19.90 Gallery, Sofia

M Gallery, Sofia

Ata-Ray Gallery, Sheraton Hotel, Sofia

1993 Apollonia Festival of Arts, Sozopol

Teamcompact Gallery, Plovdiv

Alexander Gallery, Sofia

1994 Katty Gallery, Sofia

Lotus Gallery, Vienna

1995 Romfeia Gallery, Plovdiv

1996-1997 Daniel Gautier Gallery, Megeve, France

1997 Tircom Gallery, Sofia

1997 Padrao dos Descombrimentos Gallery (Monument of the Discoverers), Lisbon, Portugal.

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ХРИСТО СТЕФАНОВ - АВТОПОРТРЕТ, 1998, масло/платно, 20 х 20, $500

ХРИСТО СТЕФАНОВ - ЕГРЕК КРАЙ ЛЕСИДРЕН, 1998, масло/платно, 60 х 73, $1500

ХРИСТО СТЕФАНОВ - РИСУНКА (ЛЕСИДРЕН), 1998, мастило, 100 х 70, $1000

ХРИСТО СТЕФАНОВ - ПОДГОТВИТЕЛНА РИСУНКА, 1998, смесена техника, хартия, 23 x 15, $150