Vladimir Dimitrov Maistora (The Mater), February 1882 - September 1960, is one of Bulgaria's greatest artists of all times. If there is a painter who can be called typically Bulgarian, this would be Vladimir Dimitrov Maistora. When he was fourteen he walked from Kyustendil to Sofia to enroll in the Artist School. At this school, he learned everything about painting and was nicknamed Maistora. In his art, Vladimir Dimitrov is totally devoted to Bulgaria, the Bulgarian land, agriculture, traditions and folklore. Central themes in his paintings are clear women faces, field work, Bulgarian customs, the blossoming flowers and trees full of fruits. Inspired by the richness of his country, he painted simple things but in a brilliant way.
Some of his most famous pieces of art "The Wedding", which is situated in the cabinet of the President of Bulgaria; "Maids", "Tsvetnitsa", "Рњaid with apples", "Harvesters at lunch", "Bulgarian Madonna". Vladimir Dimitrov's eyes were not open to the material world. Truly involved in his art, he was sending all his paintings to the Ministry of Education. In 1982, UNESCO paid tribute to Vladimir Dimitrov Maistora by celebrating the 100 th anniversary of his birth.