Sculptor born in Bulgaria, monumental bronze sculpture. Sculptures in Bulgaria and Tunisia prior to settling in New York in 1971. In 1980 Mihail traveled to Africa where he cast a live, wild, bull elephant. The elephant was not harmed. Mihail incorporated the cast of the elephant in creating this work of art given to the United Nations as a gift by Kenya, Namibia and Nepal and inaugurated by UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan on October 18, 1998. His works usually progresses in series: Cast the Sleeping Elephant, Sunday Morning, The Minotaur, Fresco, Rocket ships.