Painter. He spends the bigger part of his life (61 years) abroad- Ploiesti, Constantinople, Athens, Rome. Graduated the Art Academy of Rome in 1853. He paints folk scenes from the lives of Italian peasants. He was the first of all Bulgarian revival artists to break away from the iconographic style of painting and evolved in the style of contemporary Italian art, achieving great heights in the realm of portraiture. Following his return in Bulgaria, he organizes a solo exhibition where he also presents color copies (made using a stereography method he himself discovered) of works of Italian artists.
Encyclopedia of Fine Arts in Bulgaria, Volume I, Sofia, BSA