(c. 1920 - 2013)
Dimitar Krustev was active/lived in Bulgaria, United States. Dimitar Krustev is known for photography.
Biography Dimitar Krustev
Bulgarian-born artist and explorer, and long-time Des Moines resident, Dimitar Iliev Krustev, died Monday, February 11, 2013 in Ajijic, Jalisco (MX) at the age of 93. Emigrating to the United States at age nineteen, he became fascinated by the indigenous peoples of the Americas during his lifetime. A member of The Explorer's Club, Krustev traveled throughout Central and South America in the 1960's and 70's in order to document and paint the disappearing, indigenous peoples of the Americas. His paintings from this era reveal a deep sensibility and connection to the spirit of these endangered peoples. In 1968 he became the first person known to have successfully navigated the Uscaminta River on the border of México and Guatemala from its head
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