RETROSPECTIVE EXHIBITION OF YANKO ATANASOV - 1926 - 1999

Here is the begining of the thanksgiving adress of the Director of the Dobrich art gallery Evelina Handzhieva to the painter's wife Yanka Atanasova:"......The retrospective exhibition of the works of your husband and father which were treasured in your family is an attempt to recall the creative work of the great painter Yanko Atanasov....."

The exposition was arranged on Sept 25th and was arranged with the partnership of his family. Two paintings of the gallery’s fund are also included in it. The display offers etudes of his studentship, drawings, watercolors, oil paintings. Following the favorite subject of the artist - history - in one of the halls are arranged monumental  paintings both in size and effect such as “Kubrat”, “Proto”-Bulgarian Troops”, Epilogue”, “Veliki Preslav”, “Fight – Adrianople”. The projects of mural paintings, stained glasses, scratch works etc. are of great impression. Some of them were not realized. Unluckily a part of the decorative - monumental works of Yanko Atnasov in Dobrich are hidden or destroyed by the new owners. A range of watercolors and drawings from Brno, small format painted canvases of Balchik, landscapes complete the exposition. Here one can see portrait drawings from 60s of the Varna sculptor Alyosha Kafedzhijsky, the popular Dobrich conductor Zahariy Mednikarov and several self-portraits.

The painter’s family – his wife Yanka Atanasova and the daughters Mariya and Dessislava Atanasovy endows with the Dobrich gallery 9 paintings of historical subject. These paintings, which are emblematic for the creative work of Yanko Atanasov will show in full the richness of his creativity and will enlarge gallery’s fund.