Svetlin Roussev was born in 1933.
He specialized Painting in the prof. Decko Uzunov class.
He was chairman of the Union of Bulgarian Artists from 1973 to 1985.
Since 1975 the artist is a lecturer in the National Academy of Art.
From 1985-1988 he was a director of the National Art Gallery.
Roussev is a member of the Atumn salon in Paris and Nikakei salon in Tokyo.
His paintings are onwed by museums and private collections around the world. He is a collector of painting himself and had donated a large collection to his native town Pleven.