Valentin Starchev (1935) as born in the town of Stara Zagora. In 1959 he graduated from the National Art Academy in Sofia with Professor Marco Markov. He became member of the Union of Bulgarian Artists in 1961. Since 1964 he is lecturing Modelling at the Architecture School of the Higher Institute of Architecture and Civil Engineering.
Since 1982 is a professor at the University of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Geodesy in Sofia. Valentin Starchev has been awarded a number of honourable state distinctions and prizes. He has an extensive record of art shows in Bulgaria, Austria, Denmark, France, Japan, and Latvia. He has participated in national art exhibitions organized in India, Italy, the Czech Republic, Poland, Russia, Syria, Austria, the Netherlands, etc. His works can be found at the National Art Gallery in Sofia, the Middelheim Museum in Antwerpen, Belgium, Peter Ludwig Museum in Aachen, Germany, the Hugo Voeten collection in Belgium, the Art Dialogue Foundation in France.