Born in Varna, Bulgaria in 1944
In 1972 graduates from the Academy of Fine Arts in Sofia (Bulgaria).
In 1991 his studio in Varna was burnt to the ground. Numerous works were lost.
He settles in Vienna (Austria).
One-man exhibitions in: Australia, Austria, Bulgaria, Canada, Czech Republic, France, Finland, Germany, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Norway, Russian Federation, Slovakia, Sweden, Switzerland, United States of America.
2009 the title of professor
1991 Gottfried von Herder Prize for his complete work, University of Vienna
1991 Prize at the 2nd Print Triennale, Chamallieres (France)
1985 Prix for Bulgarian Participants at the 3rd Print Biennale, Varna (Bulgaria)
1984 Prize at Art Expo, New York (USA), granted by the foundation Bilan del art contemporain
1983 The Iliya Petrov Grand Prix for Mural Painting awarded by the Union of Bulgarian Artists (Bulgaria)
1982 Silver Medal at the International Exhibition in Leipzig (Germany)
1976 Grand Prix of the Biennale, Brno (Czech Republic)
The artist has been awarded many other national prizes for print and drawing.
PRIVATE COLLECTIONS AND MUSEUMS:
Austria: Museum of Graphic Art Albertina, Vienna; Vienna Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Artothek, Vienna
Bulgaria: The National Art Gallery, Sofia; Municipal Museum of Art, Varna
France: Bibliotheque nationale de France, Paris; Fonds national d art contemporain, Paris, Art Dialogue Foundation, Paris;
Germany: Museum of Art Villa Merkel, Esslingen, Museum of Graphic Art of the Schreiner Foundation, Bad Steben
Russia: Pushkin Museum of Art, Moscow
U.S.A: The Library of Congress, Washington DC; New York Public Library
Florida State University (Strozier Library)
Florida Atlantic University (Jaffe Collection)
Middlebury College (Starr Library)
WORKS IN PRIVATE COLLECTIONS: Austria, Australia, Bulgaria, France, Finland, Germany, Japan, Luxembourg, Norway, Sweden, The United States of America