Nicolay Diulgheroff (1901 – 1982)
Nikolay Diulgheroff was born in Bulgaria in 1901. He studied at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna for two years commencing in 1920, moving to Germany in 1922 to study in Dresden and thereafter to study at the original Bauhaus in Wiemar in 1923. Whilst a student Nikolay Diulgheroff exhibited in Berlin and Dresden, and in 1924 had an exhibition in Sophia, Bulgaria.
In 1926 Nikolay Diulgheroff settled in Turin to study architecture at the Accademia Albertina, graduating in 1932. Meeting Fillia (adopted name of Luigi Colombo), the founder of the Turin Futurist movement profoundly influenced his approach to his work, and he became a prominent representative of Futurism in Italy between the two World Wars. He created some of his most notable paintings in the 1920s and 30s, exhibiting at the Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna in Rome, and also in Futurist exhibitions in Turin, Leipzig, Paris, Florence, Barcelona, Mantua and Venice.
Nikolay Diulgheroff died in Turin, a city he had made his home for 56 years, in 1982.