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Мария Доспевска (1889-1972) – художничката самарянка
Maria Dospevska: the Samaritan Painter

Author(s): Angela Daneva
Subject(s): Cultural history
Published by: Институт за изследване на изкуствата, Българска академия на науките

Summary/Abstract: The text is an attempt to retrace and recount the personal and creative path of the painter Maria Dospevska, until recently virtually unknown to art historians. We have identified over 50 restored oil and watercolour paintings and several academic sketches. The painter is a graduate of the renowned Women’s School of Art of the Munich Academy that she attended between 1908 and 1911. Similar to her contemporaries who graduated from the art academies of Europe in the early 20th century, Maria Dospevska took up a teaching position upon her return to Bulgaria. Later in life she realigned her priorities, stepped away from her artistic path and devoted herself to the teachings of the White Brotherhood and to the noble mission of assisting the poor.

  • Issue Year: 2014
  • Issue No: 4
  • Page Range: 44-49
  • Page Count: 6
  • Language: Bulgarian