The Seabrook Artist Guild is proud to announce that internationally renowned artist, IGNAT IGNATOV ,will be doing a portrait demonstration at their Tuesday, February 19 Guild meeting from 1:30 pm -3:30 pm in the Live Oak Room at the Lake House. This demonstration is open to all at no charge.
Ignat Ignatov’s journey as an artist is an inspirational story of an immigrant pursuing the American dream from his childhood in Bulgaria to Los Angeles and eventually to Charleston. He was born under oppressive Communism 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 Tryavna, Bulgaria. In the five 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 originally in southern California. There he 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 classes at the Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art where he taught until 2012. He eventually made it to Charleston and is represented by the LePrince Gallery on King Street.
–Submitted by Bob LeFevre. SIAG Vice President of EducationAG
(Photo credit: Ignat Ignatov)