Vladimir Manski

Vladimir Manski was born on March 23, 1914 in Vidin. In 1938 he graduated Painting at the Academy of Arts, Sofia, in the class of Prof. Dechko Uzunov. From 1941, he participated in OHI, in exhibitions of Sofia artists, held exhibitions abroad, organized solo exhibitions in Sofia (1946, 1953, 1964, 1965). He won the "Sofia Prize" in 1947 and 1954.

Vladimir Mansky is popular among collectors mainly for his urban and industrial landscapes, filled with oil paints, watercolors and ink. Veiled in a bluish-pink mist, the canvases he painted in Paris, Budapest, Venice, Florence radiate the romantic atmosphere of old European cities. Different in their color, in the spirit of Bulgarian artistic traditions, are the paintings of Manski from Tarnovo, Vidin, Koprivshtitsa, Sozopol. The landscapes of these picturesque cities, interesting for their centuries-old architecture, are distinguished by the brighter and more saturated palette used, but also by the sentimental sense of ancestral belonging that they carry. The landscapes of Sofia show the city from a completely different point of view - the urbanized space, isolated from the harmonious nature. In 1946, Mansky painted a cycle of paintings depicting the destruction after the bombing of the capital - gloomy documents of a not-so-distant past.

Works by Vladimir Manski are owned by the NHG, the SGHG, the Museum of Bulgarian-Soviet Friendship, the Military History Museum in Sofia, the Military History Museum in Vidin, Vratsa, Plovdiv, Pleven, Veliko Tarnovo, Kazanlak, Pazardzhik, Silistra and other galleries and private collections in our country and abroad.
Died September 28, 1982.