Nikola Petrov Mavrodinov is a Bulgarian art critic and archeologist, one of the best connoisseurs of Bulgarian medieval art, architecture and culture.
Born on 2 November 1904 in Tutrakan. He graduated from the History of Art and Archeology in Liege, Belgium (1928). Assistant in the National Museum in Sofia (1931-1934). Curator in the same museum (1934-1944). Director of the Archaeological Museum at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (1944-1949). Professor of History of Arts at the Higher Institute of Civil Engineering in Sofia (1954-1958), on the history of Bulgarian art at the Higher Institute of Fine Arts in Sofia (1955-1958). Corresponding member of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences since 1946. Member of the Bulgarian Archaeological Institute since 1939
He died on 28 February 1958 in Sofia.