1899, 22 February – Dechko Uzunov was born in the city of Kazanlak to Lala and Hristo Uzunov.
1918 – Graduated from First All-male High School in Sofia.
1919, 17 September – Was admitted to the School of Art and Industry where he studied under Prof. Petko Klisurov.
1922–1923 – Trained at the studio of Prof. Karl von Maar at the Munich Academy. During this period he painted portraits of Nikolay Liliev, Elisaveta Bagryana, Nikola Mihov, Masha Zhivkova, etc.
1923 – Returned to Bulgaria to continue with his studies under Prof. Stefan Ivanov.
1924, 15 July – He completed a special course in painting.
1925 – Became a member of the Native Art Association.
1926–1931 – Presented artworks of his at a Native Art Association exhibition (1926), the First (1927), Second (1928), Third (1929), Fourth (1930), and Fifth (1931) Group Art Exhibitions.
1932, 25 September – Presented a solo exhibition at the Aksakov Gallery. The exhibition was opened by Ivan Lazarov.
1933, September – Participated in a representative painting exhibition in Belgrade at the Cvijeta Zuzorić pavilion together with Nikola Marinov, Sirak Skitnik, Boris Denev, Bencho Obreshkov, and Iliya Petrov. Uzunov’s work Aloe (oil on canvas, 62 cm х 51 cm, catalogue № 771) was purchased by the National Museum in Belgrade where it is kept to this day.
1934–1938 – Dechko Uzunov took a trip to Greece (1934) which resulted in the creation of a series of works reflecting his impressions of the trip. He also travelled to Romania (1936) and Italy (1937). He participated in the Ninth (1935) and Tenth (1936) Group Art Exhibitions. He presented works of his at a Native Art Association exhibition (1936), and participated in exhibitions of artwork by Bulgarian artists in Prague (1936), Pilsen (1936), and New York (1938). He had a solo exhibition in Belgrade (1936). Uzunov undertook to design and decorate the Bulgarian pavilion at the Paris International World’s Fair (1937). He became extraordinary professor in applied arts at the Academy of Fine Arts in Sofia (1937).
1939 – A new statute of the Union of Artist Associations in Bulgaria was adopted. Dechko Uzunov was chair of the union until 1940.
1943 – Designed the Bulgarian pavilion for the Izmir International Fair, Turkey.
1945–1950 – Dechko Uzunov was rector of the Academy of Fine Arts in Sofia.
1952–1957 – Dean of the Faculty of Fine Arts at the Nikolay Pavlovich Higher Institute of Visual Arts.
1953 – Delegate to the National Peace Committee, Prague.
1957–1959 – Director of the Nikolay Pavlovich Higher Institute of Visual Arts.
1958 – Dechko Uzunov traveled to China together with Veselin Staykov.
1965–1970 – Chair of the Union of Bulgarian Artists.
1976 – Attended the 8th congress of UNESCO’s International Association of Art (IAA/AIAP) in Baghdad. He was chair of the association until 1978 when he became honorary president.
1978 – Awarded the honorific tittle of academician by the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences.
1980–1985 – Uzunov had solo exhibitions in Basel (1980), Moscow (1981), Bucharest (1982), and Kuwait (1985).
1986, 26 April – Dechko Uzunov passed away in his studio in Sofia.

References: Fileva, Adelina and Irina Genova. Dechko Uzunov. Remembrance and Oblivion. Sofia, 2003, 232–289.

Dechko Uzunov – high school student in Sofia, 1918

Dechko Uzunov and Sirak Skitnik, late 1920s

Dechko Uzunov and Nikola Marinov at an open air in Cherkovari
Czechoslovakia, 1936

Dechko Uzunov in Paris, 1937

Dechko Uzunov, Vasil Zahariev and Nikola Marinov with students in the Bachkovo Monastery, late 30s of the XXth century

Dechko Uzunov, Lyudmila Zhivkova and others at the anniversary exhibition of the artist, 1969

Meeting of the Executive Committee of the International Association of Plastic Arts at UNESCO, Sofia, 1978