Who is Toni Ignatov? Painter, Stage Designer, Public Figure, Lecturer! Toni works not only in the field of painting but also in the cinema, television, opera, ballet, museums. There are no borders for his talent! A pronounced talent, extraordinary person and creator!!! Chavdar Popov – art critic, curator, journalist, Bulgaria Toni is Leviathan in the painting. The power and expressiveness of his mind is only comparable with that of Cristo, but in the field of oil painting! It is no wonder that they are Bulgarians. His surreal universe enchants me! He is incredible – kind-hearted, dreamy, smiling! Lola Zvonareva, art historian, PhD in History Science, Academician RAEN, Russia I have been collecting his painting since 80s. His energy, imagination and sensitiveness, permeated in everyone of his canvases, lead me away in a fascinating world – the world of the Art! Hans Mayer, Berlin, Germany
Biography: TODOR IGNATOV - Tony finished the National High School of Fine Arts in 1970 and The National Academy of Fine Arts in 1976, in Sofia, Bulgaria. Since 1977 he is a Head Stage Designer at S. Bachvarov Theater of Dramatic Arts – Varna, Bulgaria. Many of his paintings are possession of collectors from Germany, England, France, Russia, Holland, Sweden, USA, Canada, Finland, Norway and Turkey. The National Art Gallery, the National Museum of Applied Arts and Varna’s Museum possess his oil paintings, scale models, costume design paintings. His oil painting NANA was sold in the auction of DRUOT – Paris, France (1991). In 1992 he made excellent performances with his paintings in Red Square Gallery – London, Chita Di Lonido – Italy and in Strasbourg, France – 1993. In 2000, Tony Ignatov was included in the Who’s Who in the Art of 20th Century Encyclopedia, published by the International Biographical Center, Cambridge, England. Tony Ignatov works also in the fields of architecture, interior design and plastic arts. He is a Member of the Union of Bulgarian Artists (UBA) – Sofia since 1977. He was in the Board of managers of the Stage Design Section of UBA (1985 – 1997). TONY IGNATOV has more than: 120 exhibitions worldwide 11 Solo Oil Painting Exhibitions 4 Solo Stage Design Exhibitions 150 Theatrical productions –Author of the Stage Design and Costumes 100 concerts 3 Museums’ Exhibitions Designs 10 International Art Fairs, Biennales, Forums in Germany, Czech Republic, Russia, Poland, Croatia, Turkey. 5 prices for his theatrical Stage Designs Dozens of projects in the cinema, TV, opera, ballet, variety shows, cabaret, variety theatre, state, public and private commissions, performances. 2 most prestigious prices of the town of “Varna”, Bulgaria for exceptional achievements in the field of Culture and Theatre He has been a Member of the Board of managers of the Union of Bulgarian Artists (UBA) – Sofia (1995-1999) and a Chairman of the Union of Bulgarian Artists (UBA) – Varna (1999-2005).
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