A tribute to Kliment Dentchev, Klimbo (1939-2009)
Klimbo, of his real name Kliment Dentchev, is an actor and painter who spends half his life in Bulgaria and the other half in Canada. Famous in both countries for drawing behind a glass while telling stories for children, he wins the Peabody award for best television show on Radio Canada in 1982.
Kliment Denchev has equally featured in countless theater plays and over 30 films, the last one being the Investigation directed by Iglika Trifonova in 2005. Since then writes many articles and publishes his memoirs in 2008.
Kliment Denchev passes away on March 30, 2009 in Montreal at the age of 69.
In this slideshow, Klimbo’s drawings are mixed with happy moments from the artist’s life.
A Tribute To Kliment Dentchev, Klimbo (1939-2009) / Paintings, Illustrations and Drawings: Kliment Dentchev; Books: Песничка за теб, 1978, Магарешки Работи, 1979, Klimbo, L’oeuil gauche du roi 1981, Éditions Québec/Amérique, Klimbo, Le Lion et la souris, 1981 Éditions Québec/Amérique; Motion Pictures: Петицата от Моби Дик, 1970, Няма нищо по-хубаво от лошото време, 1971; Visual Material Source: Daniela Stefani, Venelina Ghiaourov, Borislav Nikolov, Nadia Kichkina; Rossita Stoyanova, Editor in Chief; Digitization and Technical Assistance: Ekatherina Stoyanova; Additional material and editing: Rossita Dove 2009; Executive Producer: Nadia Kichkina; Music: Somewhere Over The Rainbow/What A Wonderful World, Israel Kamakawiwo’ole, Facing Future 1993, Too Marvelous For Words, Frank Sinatra, The Nelson Kiddle Years – The Essential Collection 2007, You’re Nobody Till Somebody Loves You, Nat King Cole, Central Avenue Breakdown 2005; Remerciements à toute la famille et les amis de Klimbo (9:17min)