|Full Name Ivan Bochev|
|Name Ivan Bochev|
|Born October 12, 1946 (age 76) (1946-10-12) Draganovo, Bulgaria|
Movement abstract art; graphic art; landscape painting
Website Ivan Bochev Official Website
Education Veliko Tarnovo University
Ivan Bochev is an award-winning Bulgarian artist, arts teacher and schollar from Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria.
Youth and early life
Bochev was born in his family's farm in the village of Draganovo, situated 25 km North of Veliko Turnovo on 12 October 1946. He finished the local school and applied to the Veliko Tarnovo University. He was admitted with a scholarship, scoring high marks on the exams without having taken any special classes prior.
In 1975 Bochev graduated graphic art at the Veliko Tarnovo University's faculty of Fine arts with distinction. A few years later he was invited to teach art, and after winning a competition, he was appointed as a full-time lecturer.
In 1991 Bochev, became an associate professor at the Veliko Tarnovo University. Later he became dean of the arts department and was the first one in the University's history to be re-elected for the position three times in a row.
List of notable awards: