Pencho Georgiev

Painter, graphic artist, illustrator, scenographer. Graduated from the Art Academy in Sofia with a degree in decoration. Up until 1929 he devotes his time to scenography and afterwards goes to Paris, where he trains at Paul Laurent’s applied arts atelier. The French press praises his art and notes that he reveals an image of Paris unknown to many. In 1934 Pencho Georgiev returns to Bulgaria and up until his death works mainly as a scenographer, creating over 30 dramas, operas and ballets. His painting and graphic works are predominantly compositions of village life. He paints his homeland’s nature and landscape with a special kind of love and is also the very first illustrator of Maxim Gorki’s essays in Bulgaria.

Encyclopedia of Fine Arts in Bulgaria, Volume I, Sofia, 1980, BSA