The creation of the artist born in 1924 and taught by M. H. Maxy sets, into a harmonious continuity, conceptual and language elements specific to cubism, fauvism, expressionism, constructivism –avant-garde movements of the past century, transposed and adapted to a contemporary style which, while certainly postmodern, has already classed and classicised them. Completely synchronised with the era during which she is living, the artist is working in the wake of these cultural trends with the constantly renewed joy of discovery, a joy which this generation of masters must have felt when it managed to restore a lost continuity, to inform, to free itself from the oppression of the rigours and conventions imposed. The prestige of the models, which the contemporaries seem to sometimes discard with ease, has profoundly marked the works of these artists and has manifested itself in different, if not opposite ways.
Born in Bucharest, on 8 March, 1924.
Education: The Free Academy of Painting (1940-1944) and the Guguianu Free Academy (1944-1945), her professor was painter M. H. Maxy
Since 1951 she is a member of the Visual Artists Union of Romania.
25 personal exhibitions - in Bucharest in 1956, 1961, 1967, 1970, 1975, 1976, 1978, 1983, 1987, 1991, 1994 – 2 expo, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2007; 2009; 2011, 2012, 2014; - in Iasi 1999; - in Dej 2000, Suceava - 2011
One of the most important exhibitions is the one from Dalles Hall, March-April 2011 when, on this occasion, Adrian Buga, the exhibition curator and author of the catalogue has also launched the exhibition’s catalogue, published at the UNARTE publishing house. The photographs of the works have been taken by Victor Bortas, and the graphic concept was done by Gabi Dumitru. The exhibition was opened by Professor PhD Ruxandra Demetrescu, rector of the National Art University, and by Mr. Mihai Oroveanu, general director of the National Contemporary Art Museum.
In March of 2014, at the Caminul Artei/Art House gallery the exhibition “90 years of living, 70 years of painting” is held, curator Adrian Buga.
Participant in the state exhibitions and official salons since 1945.
Participant in numerous group exhibitions among the most recent we can mention:
2005, “After 60 years”, The Free Academy of Painting – the class of painter M. H. Maxy, the Allianz-Tiriac Gallery, together with Eva Cerbu, Maria Constantin, Yvonne Hasan, Lelia Zuaf David
2006, the 2006 UAR Salon, Brancusi Gallery, Parliament
2007, The art exhibition of the Unconventional Newspaper, organized by Paula Ribaru, Central University Library Carol I - Galateca Gallery
2008, Painting exhibition, Seniors of contemporary Romanian painting, Elite Art Gallery, curator Luiza Barcan
2009, A woman of worth, Jewish community centre
2009, group exhibition Feminine gesture, gallery: VERONIKI ART, an exhibition organized by Veronica Marinescu
2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 - The art exhibition of the Unconventional Newspaper, organized by Paula Ribaru, Central University Library Carol I - Galateca Gallery, Bucharest
2010 – the exhibition 94 artists contemporary, at the Art House gallery, an exhibition organized by Dragan Djordjevic
2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 – the exhibitions European bridges at the museum in Constanta
2012, 2013, 2014 - ARTS IN BUCHAREST organized by UAP
2012 – “BETWEEN TRADITIONALISM AND AVANT-GARDE” Museum of the Municipality of Bucharest and the Romanian Art Collectors Society
2012 – “The Artist and Power. Instances of Romanian painting in the years 1950-1990”
2013– The exhibition of the Unconventional Newspaper – Barlad museum, October
2014 - The art exhibition of the Unconventional Newspaper, organized by Paula Ribaru, at the Museum of the Romanian Peasant
Monumental works of art composition with folk dances, held in 1959-1961, in Poiana Brasov, Sports hotel, together with painter Mimi Saraga Maxy, and the composition with school sports on the façade of school no. 122, in Antim, demolished along with the entire neighbourhood in order to build the People’s House.
Participant in Romanian art exhibitions abroad: Minsk, Athens, Moscow, Leipzig, Berlin, Vienna, Helsinki, Barcelona, Osterhout (1991), the Hague and Amsterdam (1992), Beijing, Lebanon, Montabaur (2004).
Participant in international exhibitions: Berlin (1965, 1968), Madrid (1971, 1973), Paris (1973).
Works in museums and collection in: Romania, France, Italy, Germany, Israel, the U.S.A., Japan, Brazil, the Netherlands, Canada, Belgium, Greece, England, Sweden.
Awards: the “Simu” youth prize - 1945, the Ministry of Arts prize - 1946, 3rd prize at the World Youth Festival - Moscow - 1953, member of the “Academia Italia delle Arti e del’Lavoro” - 1980, awarded the gold medal of the Academy - 1981 and with the “Oscar d’Italia” - 1985, the Order “Cultural Merit” with the rank of Commodore - 2004, Nomination for the Margareta Sterian Prize - 2005, “Marcel Iancu” prize, for fine arts - 2006 , the “Nihil Sine Deo” Decoration – offered by MS King Michael I - 2011, Nomination for the “Prometeus Opera Omnia Prize”by the Anonymous Foundation – 2011.
Selective bibliography: Romanian art dictionaries, International Who’s Who in Art and Antiques, Melrose Press Ltd. Cambridge, Who’s Who in the World, Marquis Who’s Who Chicago, The World Who’s Who of Women, International Biographic Centre - Cambridge, Dizionario internazionale degli artisti contemporanei, Salsomaggiore Terme, Who’s Who in the Balkans, «Jüdische Frauen in der Bildenden Kunst » - Hedwig Brenner, “Alma Redlinger”, authors Vasile Petrovici and Daria Simion, “Art will”, author Adrian Buga