Toma Trifonovski

Toma Trifonovski was born in 1939 in the village of Drenichevo in Kostur, in the family of Macedonian Bulgarians. His early childhood was marked by the Civil War in Greece – at the age of 11 he was taken out of the country in the group of refugee children. Through the Red Cross, his parents found him in Czechoslovakia. Trifonovski later studied painting in Hungary under Prof. Endre Domanovski. At the beginning of the 1960s, the family settled in Bulgaria and Trifonovski graduated in decorative-monumental painting at the Art Academy in 1966. The artist lived and worked in Pleven, Vratsa and Sofia.
Trifonovski is known as a master of the female portrait, the nude and the still life. From the 70s of the 20th century until the end of his life and creative journey, he was one of the leading authors in the field of painting in our country. His works are owned by the Petit Palais Museum of Modern Art in Geneva, the National Art Gallery, all museums in the country, private collections in Bulgaria and abroad — Italy, Germany, Canada, Russia, France, Austria, the Republic of Macedonia, Denmark and Cyprus .
Died in 2010.