Zograf

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Etymology[edit]

Historical Bulgarian and Serbian personal appellation, later used as pen name, which comes from the tradition of iconography in Eastern Orthodoxy. It comes from the occupation of iconograph or painter: zografos (ζόγραφος(zógraphos)) in Greek means "painter" (from zoe="life" and grafos="scribe").

Proper noun[edit]

Zograf

  1. A surname​. Famously born by a saint (George the Zograf, an icon in Zograf Monastery) and used as the pen name of a number of Bulgarian iconographs and painters.