Ivan Bachvarov graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts – Sofia in 1981 under Professor Eftim Tomov, Major – Graphic art, Etching. Since then he has been a freelance artist. His works are purchased by the National Art Gallery – Sofia and by collectors abroad. Member of the Union of Bulgarian Artists. Prizes and awards: Diploma of Excellence Artist Stockholm, Sweden ’97; Diploma Venice, Italy ’98; Diploma # 2 Venice, Italy ’99.