Project development and coordination: Aneta Georgievska-Shine, Bethesda, MD, USA.

ANETA GEORGIEVSKA-SHINE teaches art history in the Department of Art History, University of Maryland, College Park, USA. Her research interests include the reception of classical art and literature in the early modern period, inter-pictorial and inter-cultural exchanges. She is the author of scholarly books on Rubens and Velazquez, and numerous essays in international academic journals, as well as exhibition catalogues.

Prior to her PhD in Renaissance and Baroque art, she wrote an M.A. Thesis on Byzantine art. Her knowledge of the Byzantine and post-Byzantine culture in the Balkans is also based on years of informal study. In addition to her native Macedonian and English, she has a working knowledge of several other European languages.

Beyond the academic environment, she frequently presents lectures at various institutions in the Washington /Baltimore area, including the Smithsonian. Her interests in other art historical periods are exemplified by her curatorial work and publications on modern and contemporary art.

Assistance with website development: Maria Cieva, Skopje, North Macedonia.

Interview with Slobodna TV, Skopje, July 7, 2021

Krsto Nikolov, Lazaropole, (1839- 1938), another icon and fresco painter from the period and the region deserving a fuller study