Peter Lazarov was selected among the top 10 artists schedules in the world working in the field of Ex Libris and small graphic art. This is the first Bulgarian artist honored with such honor.
Petar Lazarov was born in 1958. in Bulgaria. Author of engravings.
Since 1990 Lazarov lives in the Netherlands. Almost totally unknown in his homeland, he is one of the few living artists whose works are exhibited at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, among other famous artists such as Durer, Escher, Rembrandt and other classics.
His works are owned by prestigious collections at: Meermano Museum, The Hague, The Netherlands; Museum of Fine Arts, Okinawa, Japan; The National Library of Congress, Washington, and the University of British Columbia, Vancouver Canada.
Petar Lazarov is a member of the British Society of Woodworkers, and is a master of print techniques with the help of wood carving and lithography, sometimes combined in a single seal. His expressive style is influenced by the rich Bulgarian tradition and at the same time by the works of Durer, Rembrandt, Escher or Willem de Cunning.
In 2003, Lazarov visits Japan to work with Sensei Fujimori-san, the master craftmaker, considered a "national fortune" in Japan. Today, the artist makes his own paper using ancient Japanese techniques.
He illustrates many books by authors such as Luis Paul Boon, Atanas Dalchev, Cavafy, Emily Dickinson, Charlotte Bronte, Victor Hugo, Archimedes.
In 2006, two of his books "Shoji" and "Melancholi ..." were selected among the top 50 bibliographic publications in the Netherlands for the period 2004-2006. In October 2008, at the FISAE World Congress in Beijing, China, Peter Lazarov was selected among the top 10 artists schedules in the world working in the field of Ex Libris and small graphic art. This is the first Bulgarian artist honored with such honor.