Zdravko Zahariev was born in Sliven, Bulgaria on the 23rd of July 1937. He was one of the pre-eminent Bulgarian linocut artists of the second half of the 20th century. His linocuts cover a broad range of subjects but his main body of work is grounded in the atmosphere and history of Bulgaria and the Balkans. His mastery of the medium and formidable artistic talent underpins a style which is instantly recognizable. In addition to linocut, Zdravko Zahariev worked in the area of black and white drawing, painting, book design and illustration, exlibris, applied and monumental art, and television stage design and graphics. Zdravko Zahariev passed away in 2009, leaving behind a diverse body of work, some of which is exhibited on this site. During his carreer Zdravko Zahariev participated in many regional and national art exhibitions: INTERGRAPHIC - GERMANY - BERLIN - 1976 - 1978. BIANALE - "LETTERPRESS PRINTING" - BANSKA BISTRITSA - 1982. BIANALE GRAPHIC - VARNA 1981 - 1983 - 1985 - 1987 - 1989 - 1991 - 1993 - 1997. BIANALE "THE HUMOUR" - GABROVO - 1983 - 1985 - 1987. BIANALE EXSLIBRIS - POLAND - MALBORK - 1984. INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION EXLIBRIS - NANSI - 1992. INTERNATIONAL BIANALE OF GRAPHIC IN MAASTRICHT - THE NETHERLANDS - 1993. GRAPHIC EXHIBITION - HEIDELBERG - GERMANY - 1993. INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION - BELGIUM - "ST NICHOLAS" EXLIBRIS - 1983 - 1985. INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION EXSLIBRIS - HELSINKI - 1986. Exhibitions of UBA (Union of Bulgarian Artists): St Peterburg, Russia Moscow, Russia, Warsaw, Russia, Berlin, (former) East Germany, Budapest, Romania, Vienna, Austria, Rome, Italy, Athens, Greece, Thessaloniki, Greece, Munich, Germany Freiburg, Germany San Francisco, USA Republic of South Africa, Cyprus- 1969, Brno, Czechoslovakia, Istanbul, Turkey - 1989, Birmingham, England - 1992, Antwerp, Netherlands - 1992. One-Man exhibitions: Plovdiv - 1969. Sliven - 1971. Ethnography Museum "Plovdiv Old town" - 1972 - 1974 - 1977. Ethnography Museum "Jeravna" - 1978. Sofia - 1980. Ethnographical complex "Oreshah" - 1982. Smolyan - 1984. An exhibition from committee for culture abroad - Germany - Berlin - 1985. An exhibition from committee for culture abroad - Hungary - Budapesta - 1985. An exhibition from committee for culture abroad - Germany - West Berlin - 1986. Plovdiv - 1988 - town anniversary. Sliven - 1988 - town anniversary. Plovdiv - 1990 - a opening of UBA facility in town. Plovdiv - national exhibitions in the Old town - 1992. Plovdiv - One-Man exhibition - "Peterscom" gallery - 1994. Boyana - Sofia - Boyana church - gallery - 1996. Plovdiv - One-Man exhibition - "Romfeya" gallery - 1997. Plovdiv - "The Old town" - "Balabanov's house" - National autumn exhibitions - 1999. Plovdiv - "Markovo's hill" - 2000. Prizes: UAA - "Rodopi" - 1972. First Prize. Bianale "The humour" - Gabrovo - 1993. First Prize. Prize - Plovdiv - 1969 /painting best-in-show/ His works are in the permanent collection of the National Art Gallery - Sofia, the City Art Gallery of Sofia; several regional galleries in Bulgaria as well as private collections all over the world.