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Tekla Aleksieva

Tekla Aleksieva

Bulgaria • Born in: 1944

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Tekla Wilhelm Aleksieva was born on 2 November 1944 in Sofia. She graduated from the National art academy “N. Pavlovich", Sofia, Department of Monumental-decorative painting, with Prof. Gocho Bogdanov. She worked in the field of painting, tapestry, monumental murals and illustration, makes stamps, tapestries, animated films. The paintings she created are few in number, but today have become iconic and are the property of Sofia City Art Gallery and other collections. Since 1974 she has participated in a number of general art exhibitions in Bulgaria and abroad, in which she shows a vivid development and affinity for the urban theme and its modern, photorealistic transformation.

She became known for the original covers she created between 1979 and 1989 for the books in the science fiction series Galactica Library of the Publishing House from Varna Georgi Bakalov. In addition to the series of covers for Galactica Library, Tekla Aleksieva has contributed to science fiction in Bulgaria by participating in initiatives of the Science fiction clubs in Bulgaria and the Club of the Bulgarian fiction artists "Vassil Ivanov" – exhibitions of science fiction art.

In the 1980s, Tekla Aleksieva also illustrated the covers of the Eco series and the library Bulgaria, she also worked on the design of textbooks, the experimental textbook of 1980, the book of “Kibea" Publishing House “Spiritual Guides of Bulgaria" (in collaboration with artist Boyan Filchev and Hristo Hadzhitanev), calendars and more. In 1996, Tekla Aleksieva implemented a postage stamp project with the image of Baba Marta, which, according to critics, is the first attempt to convey her mythological, rather than folklore, image.

She has won awards at illustration exhibitions in Bulgaria, and in 1985 on Bulgarian National Television was screened a film about her with screenwriter and host Stefan Tihchev.

She is a member of the Union of Bulgarian Artists.

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Tekla Aleksieva, The Loch Ness Monster – cover illustration of a book from the ECO series, Painting

Tekla Aleksieva

The Loch Ness Monster – cover illustration of a book from the ECO series, 1987 9.8 x 15 x 0.1 inch Painting

$968

Tekla Aleksieva, Scientific illustration - vertical distribution of species in the mountain, Print

Tekla Aleksieva

Scientific illustration - vertical distribution of species in the mountain, 2022 11.7 x 8.3 x 0.1 inch Print

$57

Tekla Aleksieva, Botanical illustration 3, Painting

Tekla Aleksieva

Botanical illustration 3, 1980 13.8 x 9.8 x 0 inch Painting

$385

Tekla Aleksieva, Botanical illustration 2, Painting

Tekla Aleksieva

Botanical illustration 2, 1980 13.8 x 9.8 x 0 inch Painting

$385

Tekla Aleksieva, Botanical illustration 4, Painting

Tekla Aleksieva

Botanical illustration 4, 1980 13.8 x 9.8 x 0 inch Painting

$375

Tekla Aleksieva, Composition Wild Plants, Painting

Tekla Aleksieva

Composition Wild Plants, 1980 18.9 x 26.4 x 0.1 inch Painting

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Tekla Aleksieva, Illustration cover of a book from the ECO series 1, Painting

Tekla Aleksieva

Illustration cover of a book from the ECO series 1, 1980 11.8 x 21.3 x 0.1 inch Painting

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Tekla Aleksieva, Botanical illustration 1, Painting

Tekla Aleksieva

Botanical illustration 1, 1980 13.8 x 9.8 x 0 inch Painting

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Who is the artist?

Tekla Wilhelm Aleksieva was born on 2 November 1944 in Sofia. She graduated from the National art academy “N. Pavlovich", Sofia, Department of Monumental-decorative painting, with Prof. Gocho Bogdanov. She worked in the field of painting, tapestry, monumental murals and illustration, makes stamps, tapestries, animated films. The paintings she created are few in number, but today have become iconic and are the property of Sofia City Art Gallery and other collections. Since 1974 she has participated in a number of general art exhibitions in Bulgaria and abroad, in which she shows a vivid development and affinity for the urban theme and its modern, photorealistic transformation.

She became known for the original covers she created between 1979 and 1989 for the books in the science fiction series Galactica Library of the Publishing House from Varna Georgi Bakalov. In addition to the series of covers for Galactica Library, Tekla Aleksieva has contributed to science fiction in Bulgaria by participating in initiatives of the Science fiction clubs in Bulgaria and the Club of the Bulgarian fiction artists "Vassil Ivanov" – exhibitions of science fiction art.

In the 1980s, Tekla Aleksieva also illustrated the covers of the Eco series and the library Bulgaria, she also worked on the design of textbooks, the experimental textbook of 1980, the book of “Kibea" Publishing House “Spiritual Guides of Bulgaria" (in collaboration with artist Boyan Filchev and Hristo Hadzhitanev), calendars and more. In 1996, Tekla Aleksieva implemented a postage stamp project with the image of Baba Marta, which, according to critics, is the first attempt to convey her mythological, rather than folklore, image.

She has won awards at illustration exhibitions in Bulgaria, and in 1985 on Bulgarian National Television was screened a film about her with screenwriter and host Stefan Tihchev.

She is a member of the Union of Bulgarian Artists.

When was Tekla Aleksieva born?

The year of birth of the artist is: 1944