Atelier Eftimov was founded in 2013 by Chicago realist painter and illustrator Grigor Eftimov, dedicated to teaching the craft of realistic drawing and painting. Grigor is trained in the classical tradition and has years of experience teaching drawing and painting. Classes are small and structured around individual instruction in a group setting.

Grigor Eftimov is a graduate of the American Academy of Art and the School of Representational Art in Chicago, IL. Grigor's artwork has been featured on the cover of American Artist's Drawing Magazine and American Artist's Workshops Magazine. Grigor has taught drawing, painting, storyboarding, and Plein-Aire painting in Chicago for many years and has a strong following of students in the Chicago area.