CountryLajamanu, Tanami Desert, Western Australia
MediumAcrylic on Belgium Linen
Size127 cm x 94 cm

Velichko Minekov is a Bulgarian sculptor, born October 13, 1928 in the village of Malo Konare.Known for his monumental sculpture, and public figure, member of the eighth and ninth National Assembly in the period 1982-1990 year.

In 1954 Minekov finish the National Academy class sculpture Lubomir Dalchev.Donated numbers of works to the city of Pazardzhik where he attended primary and secondary school.In 2008 he received a lifetime achievement award from the Minister of Culture.

Velichko Minekov’s biography

  • 1928 – Was born in Malo Konare, Pazardzhik District.
  • 1954 – Graduated from the National Art Academy in Sofia, Major in Sculpture with Professor Lyubomir Dalchev.
  • 1959 – Participated in the First World Youth Biennale in Paris.
  • 1964 – Lecturing in Sculpture at the National Art Academy in Sofia.
  • 1976–1983 – Rector of the National Art Academy in Sofia.
  • 2006 – Decorated with Stara Planina, 1st degree, the highest state honour for his overall contribution to fine arts.

Velichko Minekov has an impressive record of art shows in Bulgaria and abroad. His works are proudly owned by the National Art Gallery, Sofia City Gallery, by a number of art galleries across the country and private collections abroad.