THE EX LIBRIS OF HRISTO KERIN
JAMES P. KEENAN
Kerin’s work in graphic arts includes miniature prints, ex libris and illustrations. He has been an active participant in scores of international graphic exhibitions since 1996 including Spain, Mexico, Poland and the United States. He has presented many one man exhibitions in Bulgaria and abroad. Hristo Kerin became acquainted with marks of ownership during his high school arts studies in Plovdiv. At the University in Veliko Tarnovo he took his initial steps in small graphics and ex libris. Peter Lazarov is the well known bookplate artist who was Hristo’s mentor in school. Most of us know Lazarov’s exquisitely detailed wood engravings. Kerin has been inspired by and appreciates the works of many internationally famous artists, but some of his favorites include the works of Peter Lazarov, Julian Jordanov, Konstantin Kalinovich, Roman Sustov, to name but a few.