Born in Sofia, 7 August 1943.
1969 - graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts "Nikolai Pavlovich" - Sofia.
Major in the Art of Painting in the class of Prof. Nenko Balkanski
1995 - presented by an individual article in the 34-volume of the World
Encyclopedia of Fine Arts "Macmillan" - London.
Member of the Union of Bulgarian Painters.
N. Maistorov's main work is in the area of painting and graphics.
Currently, he is a full-time professor at the New Bulgarian University, Sofia, Department of Fine Arts



2009 "Shipka" 6, Gallery UBA (Union of Bulgarian Artists) painting/drawings Sofia
"The Creation"- cycle on The Bible, 1-st book - Old Testament

2006 "Wazrazhdane" Gallery graphics Plovdiv/The Old Town
2005 "Irida" Gallery graphics Sofia
2005 "Circle +" Gallery painting Sofia
2005 "Samokov" Museum painting Samokov
2004 "CIBANK" Gallery (93 self-portraits) painting/drawings Sofia
2004 "Hall Bulgaria" Gallery graphics Sofia
2003 "Wazrazhdane" Gallery painting/drawings Plovdiv/The Old Town
2003 Festival "Apolonia" graphics Sozopol
2003 National Gallery of Arts, Bulgaria painting Sofia
2003 "Rafael Mihailov" Gallery graphics/drawings Veliko Turnovo
2003 "Circle +" Gallery drawings/painting/graphics Sofia
2002 "House of the Humor and Satire" Museum drawings/graphics Gabrovo
2002 "Wazrazhdane" Gallery painting/graphics Plovdiv/The Old Town
2001 "R. Alexiev" Gallery painting/graphics Sofia
1998 City Gallery of Arts painting Sofia
1996 Museum "The Old School" graphics/drawings Triavna
1994 City Gallery of Arts graphics/pastels/drawings Sofia
1993 "Alexander" Gallery graphics Sofia
1992 City Gallery of Arts graphics Rousse
1991 "Vitosha" Gallery graphics Sofia
1990 "K.Ficheto" City Gallery of Arts painting/drawings Drianovo
1990 City Gallery of Arts painting/drawings Gabrovo
1989 "Ruski"2 Gallery UBA painting Sofia
1988 "Autumn Saloons" UBA painting Plovdiv/The Old Town
1987 "Shipka"6 Gallery UBA painting/graphics Sofia
1984 "Shipka"6 Gallery UBA painting Sofia
1982 "Ruski"2 Gallery UBA graphics Sofia
1980 "Rakovski"125 Gallery UBA painting Sofia
1979 "Rakovski"108 Gallery UBA painting Sofia


2008 The Bulgarian Embassy graphics The Hague, Holland
2008 "De Queeste" Gallery painting/graphics Heerde, Holland
1998 "Citй des Arts" Gallery graphics Paris, France
1993 Gallery (to the artists' group) graphics Landshut, Germany
1992 The City Theater graphics Dusseldorf, Germany
1988 "Gemeindegalerie" Gallery graphics Rheden, Holland
1988 "Olievaar" Gallery graphics Uithoorn, Holland
1988 "De Hof" Gallery graphics Amersfoort, Holland
1988 "Pictura" Gallery graphics Dordrecht, Holland
1988 "Merwedeziekenhuis" Gallery graphics Dordrecht, Holland
1988 "Gemeindegalerie" Gallery graphics Hilvarenbeek, Holland
1987 "Micro-Oosterhout" Gallery painting/graphics Holland


A. National Exhibitions

As a member of the Union of Bulgarian Artists he has taken part in almost all exhibitions of the Union.

B. International Exhibitions

2005 International Biennial of Fine Arts - painting - Florence, Italy
2001 "Lessedra" Gallery, (Project Bulgarian/Japanese Graphics), Museum of Foreign Arts - Sofia,
2001 National Library, graphics - Prague, Chehia
1995 graphics, Switzerland
1990 graphics, India
1990 graphics, Biela, Italy
1989 2-nd International Festival of Engraving "East Countries" - Menton, France
1988 First World Cultural Olympics in Seoul, South Korea
1986 Biennial of the graphics - Krakow, Poland
1985, 1988, 1996 Triennial of painting - Sofia, Bulgaria
1985, 1987 - Biennial of the "Humor and Satire" - Gabrovo, Bulgaria
1985 Triennial of graphics - Ljublin, Slovakia
1984 Autumn Salon - Paris, France
1983, 1985, 1987, 1990, 2001 Biennial of graphics - Varna, Bulgaria
1978, 1981, 1987 Triennial of painting - Wrozlav, Poland


2005 National award for painting "Zahari Zograff".
2001 The award of "St.. Cyril and Methodius" Foundation, 11-th International Biennial of
graphics – Varna, Bulgaria
1998 Honorary Diploma of the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Bulgaria for
contributions to Bulgarian culture.
1996 Award for painting - International Triennial of Painting in Sofia, Bulgaria
1996 Grand Prix for the annual exhibition of the Union of Bulgarian Artists.
1987 2-nd prize for graphics - International Biennial of the Humor and Satire, Gabrovo,
1986 Grand Prix for Painting of "Vladimir Dimitrov - The Master", Union of Bulgarian
1984 2-nd prize (figures) - exhibition of illustrations, Union of Bulgarian Artists.
1980 2-nd prize (drawings), Union of Bulgarian Artists.



1. National Donation Fund "13 Centuries Bulgaria" (the Museum in Triavna) - 338 graphics
and paintings.
2. National Gallery of Arts, Bulgaria.
3. Sofia City Gallery of Arts, Bulgaria.
4. "Zlatyu Bojadzhiev" Gallery, Plovdiv/The Old Town, Bulgaria.
5. City Gallery of Arts, Varna, Bulgaria.
6. City Gallery of Arts, Dobrich, Bulgaria.


National Gallery of Arts, Sofia, Bulgaria.
Sofia City Gallery of Arts.
The Town Galleries of: Plovdiv, Blagoevgrad, Varna, Dobrich, Stara Zagora, Sliven, Dimitrovgrad, Gabrovo, Triavna, Targovishte, Kardzhali, Veliko Turnovo in Bulgaria
Petere Ludwig's collection of Bulgarian art in Colon, Germany.
Graphical collection - Dusseldorf, Germany.
Museum of Modern Arts in Berlin, Germany.
Museum of Modern Arts in Seoul, South Korea.
The collection of the City Council of Dordreht, Holland.

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