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Художникът Борис Елисеев в САЩ
The painter Boris Eliseev in the USA

Author(s): Galina Dekova
Subject(s): Fine Arts / Performing Arts, Visual Arts
Published by: Axia Academic Publishers
Keywords: Boris Eliseev; painting; European modernism
Summary/Abstract: The article examines the activities of the Bulgarian painter Boris Mitov Eliseev (1901-1978) immediately before and after his establishment in the United States in 1937. Focused entirely on the European modernism of the Paris School of the early twentieth century, the fate of every freelance artist in Bulgaria was inconceivable without constant attempts to expand the horizon and continuous exchange between the center and the periphery. Boris Eliseev's decision to settle overseas marked the end of his career as a freelance artist in Bulgaria and he returned to painting only much later, towards the end of his life. Without claiming to be exhaustive, the article reviews some of Boris Eliseev's early initiatives to present Bulgarian art in the United States, most notably the first Bulgarian exhibition in New York in 1938. These events are the initial major markers of his life outside his homeland and their results determines the painter's development in the new environment, respectively its remoteness from the center.

  • Page Range: 263-288
  • Page Count: 26
  • Publication Year: 2021
  • Language: Bulgarian