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Iconofile Resource Guide

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Hand Painted

The Live Tradition of Bulgarian Icons

Prophet Elijah in the cave, hand-painted icon by Ustinian Tilov
Prophet Elijah in the cave, hand-painted icon by Ustinian Tilov

Featuring traditional Bulgarian icons, hand painted by Ustinian Tilov.

About the Artist: Ustinian Tilov was born in 1948 in Sofia, Bulgaria in a family of artists. His love of painting dates back from the days of his early childhood. He studied in a Fine Arts high school between the years 1963-1968. In the period 1975-1979 he attended a Fine Arts academy in Sofia, where he graduated as an Art historian. In 1989-90 he had specialized training in St. Petersburg.

Currently he works as art history teacher in the Applied Arts high school in Sofia, Bulgaria. Ustinian writes Orthodox icons, following the Bulgarian tradition, but accepts commissions of Catholic icons, too. In 1994, he and his family establish a small icon gallery - "IRINA & SONS" in their home in Sofia. He has taken part in many exhibitions, but his first solo exhibition was held in 1996 in Belgium. Many of his works are now in private collections in the USA, France, Belgium, Greece, Russia, Austria, Germany, Italy, Canada and Australia.


Ustinian Tilov


Ustinian Tilov, Artist


Zona B-5, bl.17, entr. A, ap.18
Sofia   1303 Bulgaria






Link to Ustinian Tilov Web Site


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