Ignat Ignatov is a contemporary artist with exemplary talent. His interpretation of the spirit of fine art saturates his paintings with a unique expressive richness. Although each new subject seems to dictate the style and approach, his paintings are always alive with color, light, texture, atmosphere, energy, and emotion.
Read Ignat Ignatov's Bio and Features.
Born in Veliko Tarnovo, Ignat grew up in Sevlievo, Bulgaria. At the age of thirteen, his promising talent in drawing, painting, and sculpting gained him one of only thirty positions at the renowned School of Arts in Tryavna, Bulgaria. During his 5 years at this school, 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 artwork, Ignatov financed his move to the United States. While living in Los Angeles, Ignat 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 the course of establishing his own "artistic roots", Ignatov was influenced by Nicolai Fechin, John Singer Sargent, Anders Zorn, and Joaquin Sorolla. Ignatov's work includes figures, portraits, still lifes, and landscapes. His goal is to continue to express the form and anatomy as well as color and composition through a representational painting approach.
In 2005 Ignatov began teaching painting classes at the Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art where he taught till 2012.