CRITICAL REVIEW

He excels in portraits. He models a gallery of remarkable portraits of painters - Gh. Iacob, Constantin Crăciun – and contemporary writers - Nicolae Labiş, Marin Preda, Şerban Cioculescu, Radu Boureanu, Ion Horea, Corneliu Leu. He makes bronze and marble compositions with historical and social themes. As an illustrator, he showed his skills especially in the lint drawing. He was also a writer, author of several novels that had some success at the time. He also wrote film scripts, feature reports, literary and art critique.

Ioana Vlasiu
 


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    BIOGRAPHY

    (Târgu-Mureş, 1923 - Bucharest, 1999)

    Academic studies:
    1940 - 1945 - Timişoara, with Romul Ladea;
    1946 - 1951 – Institute of Plastic Arts, Bucharest, with Cornel Medrea. 
     


    PROJECTS

    Solo exhibitions:
    1945, 1949 - Timişoara;
    1946 - Cluj;
    1948 - Târgu-Mureş;
    1958 - Bucharest (cat. with a preface by Petru Comarnescu).

    Group exhibitions:
    din 1950 - annual, interregional exhibitions;
    1957 - Moscow, Russia.

    Writings:
    1968 - Monography Romul Ladea, Bucharest;
    1964 - Novels The notebooks of my acquaintances, Bucharest;
    1969 – Night of the expectations, Bucharest;
    1976 – Adventures in the Delta, Bucharest;
    1979 – Leaders without graves, Bucharest;
    1999 – The gipsies, myth and reality, Bucharest.
     


    BIBLIOGRAPHY

    Barbosa, Octavian, Dicționarul artiștilor români contemporani, Editura Meridiane, București, 1976.
    Catalogul expoziţiei din Bucureşti, cu o prefaţă de Petru Comarnescu, 1958.
    Florea, Vasile, Arta românească modernă şi contemporană, Bucureşti, 1982.
    Fundația Culturală META, Un secol de sculptură românească. Dicționar A-D. Colecția SINTEZE, Editura META, 2001, pp. 145 - 146.
    Vlasiu, Ioana (coord.), Dicționarul sculptorilor din România. Secolele XIX-XX, vol. I, lit. A-G, Editura Academiei Române, București, 2011, p. 167.

    Oprescu, George, Sculptura statuară românească, Bucureşti, 1965.