Ignat IGNATOV, 1978 ✿

Ignat Ignatov is an Bulgarian/American impressionist artist with exemplary talent.  His interpretation of the spirit of fine art saturates his paintings with a unique expressive richness. Although each new subject seems to dictate the style and approach, his paintings are always alive with color, light, texture, atmosphere, energy and emotion.

Ignat Ignatov born in 1978 in Veliko Tarnovo and grew up in Sevlievo, Bulgaria. At age thirteen, his promising talent in drawing, painting and sculpting gained him one of only thirty positions to the renowned School of Arts in Triavna, Bulgaria. In the 5 years there, he established the foundation of his academic Art training. Following graduation in 1996, Ignatov was accepted into the University of Arts in Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria where he studied under the demanding atelier approach to fine art.
In 1997, using proceeds from the sale of his art, Ignatov financed his move to the United States and is now a U.S. citizen living in southern California. He then studied at the prestigious California Art Institute in Westlake Village, Associates in Art in Sherman Oaks and the American Animation Institute in North Hollywood. In 2005 Ignatov began teaching Painting at the Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art.

He dedicated numerous of his art project to help homeless animals in the U.S. and in Bulgaria. His portraits of street dogs and dogs on death row raised high awareness of the problem. He donated proceeds from these projects to various animal rescue organizations and helped building an animal shelter in Bulgaria.
Ignat is a Signature Member of the California Art Club. He received multiple awards from International ARC Salon, Salon International, California Art Club, and Oil Painters of America.

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