On December 3, 2021 at 17:00 in the village of Gurkovo a retrospective exhibition “Wheat”will be opened. The initiative is dedicated to the 80th anniversary of the birth of the artist Nikola G. Daskalov /1941 – 2010/ and is a part of the series “Gurkovlii, masters”.
The event is organized by cultural center “Svoboda -1897” in Gurkovo in partnership with Dobrich Art Gallery. The exhibition presents 13 paintings from the gallery’s collection. An archive of publications about Nikola G. Daskalov, collected by the artist’s mother will be shown, as well as paintings and sketches bought by Ivaylo Dzhilyanov – a member of the cultural center board, which will remain in the permanent exhibition of the cultural center.
The artist was born on December 3, 1941 in the village of Golesh, Silistra region but most of his life and artistic path are connected with Dobrich and Gurkovo where he lives and works.
In 1971 he graduates from the University of Veliko Tarnovo “St. St. Cyril and Methodius” in Decorative and Monumental Painting under Assoc. Prof. Nikola Gelov and Prof. Vasil Stoilov.
In 1971 he becomes a curator at Dobrich Art Gallery and from 1975 to 1982 he is its director. He is a member of the Union of Bulgarian Artists /1979/.
During the period from 1972 to 2010 Nikola Daskalov actively participated in the artistic life home and abroad. He makes personal exhibitions in Sofia – 1982, Silistra – 1984, Dobrich – 1983, 1996, 2002, 2010, Varna – 1995.
The artist participates in representative group exhibitions in Cuba, Kazakhstan, Ukraine and others.
Works of N. Daskalov are owned by NAG, SCAG, art galleries in Dobrich, Varna, Pleven, Silistra, Targovishte, Stara Zagora, Sliven, etc., as well as private collectors in Bulgaria, Germany, Japan, Sweden, Belgium, Ireland .
In 1973 he is awarded by the District People’s Council in Dobrich for his participation in the exhibition of the group of artists, and in 1984 by the Union of Bulgarian Artists for his exhibition “Painting – small format” shown in Sofia – 1982 and Dobrich – 1983.
The art critic Maximilian Kirov writes about Nikola G. Daskalov: “Artistry and freedom of performance are qualities that are highly respected by both the general public and connoisseurs.”