Panayot Hristov, also known as Sirak Skitnik, was a multifaceted and influential figure in Bulgarian art and cultural spheres during the interwar period. Beyond his notable contributions, from his roles as a playwright, artistic secretary, librarian, and editor to his leadership within artists’ societies, Skitnik made a significant impact on Bulgarian art.
The property he acquired, attributed to his heroic service in the First World War, became the site for the construction of a house designed by architect Georgi Ovcharov. This residence not only stood as a personal space but also symbolized the recognition and honor bestowed upon Skitnik for his remarkable wartime efforts and his subsequent invaluable contributions to Bulgarian culture and the arts. His legacy continues to influence and inspire within the cultural landscape of Bulgaria.