The works in the Sofia City Art Gallery collection have entered it in various ways during its history of 75 years. For the last 15 years the only source for filling the fund have been donations by the authors themselves, by their inheritors, by separate individuals or collectors. Gradually, during the period 2001-2004 a collection of 264 donated works has been formed in the Sofia City Art Gallery. Of them: 142 canvas paintings, 108 graphic art works, and 13 sculptures.
Priceless in its contribution is the donation of Lika Yanko, who in her lifetime bequeathed 82 paintings to the Sofia City Art Gallery. Through them, the development of the style of this great Bulgarian artist, the change in artistic language, the directions of creative search could be traced.
Not long ago, Professor Roumen Skorchev donated more than 85 graphic art works to the gallery, thoroughly representing his creative work. Separate halls of the present exhibition shall be dedicated to this outstanding collection.
The creations of the exhibition comprise the period of the 20’s of the ХХ century to the beginning of the year 2004 and are created by 54 authors belonging to different generations.
List of donators:
“Ars milenium mmm” foundation
Ivan b. Ivanov
Katia Georgieva Ilieva
Nadezhda Oleg Lyahova