WORLD PRIZE OF HUMANISM 2014
We have honor to announce that this year Winner of World Prize of Humanism is worldly known Bulgarian academic painter Svetlin Roussev. He was unanimously chosen from seven member International jury of Ohrid Academy of Humanism, presided by Jordan Plevnes. In the middle of December 2013, it will be organized press conference in Skopje.
The announcing ceremony in the presence of laureate, by tradition will happen on 18th January 2014 in Ohrid, city of UNESCO, day before the great orthodox holiday Epiphany, in the Uranija house of Macedonian Academy of Science and Arts in 19.00 h.
Biography of the laureate Svetlin Roussev
1959 – graduated from the Academy of Arts, Sofia, with a major in painting under Prof. Dechko Ouzounov Since 1961 has taken part in all general art exhibitions in Bulgaria Lived in Pleven until 1967 (with a short break from 1961 to 1962 spent in Rousse). Since 1967 has been living and working Sofia.
1975 – appointed to a professorship at the National Academy of Arts in Sofia and has been holding the position ever since.
From 1973 to 1985 served as chairman of the Bulgarian Union of Artists, and from 1985 and 1988, as director of the National Art Gallery in Sofia.
In 1984 donated a large collection of modern and classical Bulgarian art, Asian and African art to his native town of Pleven and made it accessible to the public by arranging the collection for a permanent display.
Svetlin Roussev’s art has been acknowledged with numerous awards.
The key distinctions given to him in Bulgaria include: Gold Medal and First Prize from the First Youth Exhibition, 1961; Zahari Zograf Prize for Painting, 1973; The International Painting Triennial Prize, Sofia, 1974; Grand Prix of the Bulgarian Union of Artists, 1986; Vladimir Dimitrov-The Master Award, 1987.
Svetlin Roussev has been awarded with the Paisii Hilendarski National Prize for Arts and Culture, and with Bulgaria’s highest distinction, Stara Planina Order. In 2013 was given the Marin Drinov Award of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. He is Doctor Emeritus of the National Academy of Art in Sofia and of the University of Shumen.
Svetlin Roussev has been awarded internationally with distinctions including: Diploma for National Participation at Cagnes-sur-Mer, 1970; Peter & Irene Ludwig Award; Portrait Award, Radom, Poland; Gabriele Olivier Award, Monaco; Golden Laurel from Kuenstlerhaus, Vienna; Grand Prix of the Taylor Foundation, Paris and others.
Mr. Roussev is member of some of the world most prestigious associations of artists, among them Salon d'Automne, Paris, the Russian Academy of Arts, the Medici Academy, the Nikakai Society, Tokyo, and the Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Science and the Arts. He is a Corresponding Member of the Kuenstlerhaus in Vienna.
The artist has taken part in many group exhibitions and presentations of Bulgarian art in Paris, Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Budapest, Warsaw, Prague, Bucharest, Vienna, Belgrade, Ankara, Stockholm, Berlin, Munich, Essen, Hamburg, Mexico, Montreal and many other cities all over the world. Roussev has held many solo-exhibitions in Bulgarian towns and cities: Sofia, Burgas, Pleven, Varna, Sliven, Rousse, Balchik and others. Major cities of Europe and USA have hosted his displays as well, such as Moscow, Paris, Mexico, Vienna, Warsaw, Bucharest, Hamburg, Miami, Ferrara, Orvieto and many others.
Mr. Roussev's works are owned by the National Art Gallery, Sofia, the Sofia City Art Gallery and by all regional galleries in the country; by museums, galleries and private collections in Moscow (The Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts), Paris, London, Stockholm, Munich, Dresden, Frankfurt, Bonn, Berlin, Hamburg, Aachen (Ludwig Collection), Koblenz, Essen, Rome, Warsaw Prague, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Miami, Chicago and Beijing. His works are on display at the Hugo Voeten Art Center, Belgium and in many countries of the world including Sweden, Holland, Italy, Portugal, Greece, Argentina, Cuba, Japan etc.