COSĂCEANU-LAVRILLIER, Margareta







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    BIOGRAPHY

    (Bucharest, 1893 - Paris, 1980; moves to Paris in 1924)

    1917 - 1920 – National School of Fine Arts, with sculptor Dimitrie Paciurea, Bucharest:
    1920 - 1922 – Scholarship at the Academy of Fine Arts, with Lucian Grigorescu, Rome, Italy;
    since 1922 - Academia la Grande Chaumière, where she is noticed by Antoine Bourdelle. In parallel she studies in Brâncuși’s workshop.
     


    PROJECTS

    Solo exhibitions:
    1952 - Bernheim Jeune Gallery, Paris, France;
    1993 – Retrospective exhibition, Vallois Gallery, Paris.

    Group exhibitions:
    1921, 1922, 1923, 1961 - „Salon d’Automne” or la „Salon des Femmes peintres et sculpteurs”, Salon de Tuilleries, Paris, France;
    1925 - Pièta, cement, Tête d´enfant, gips, Exhibition organized by the Romanian state at Paris, Jeu de Paume, France;
    1929, 1931 – Official Salon, Bucharest;
    1930 – Exhibition of Romanian modern art, Hague, Amsterdam, Brussels;
    1932 - „Toma Stelian” Museum, with Céline Emilian, Bucharest;
    1935 – Universal exhibition, Romanian pavilion, Brussels, Belgium;
    1937 – International exhibition, Paris, France;
    1939 – International exhibition, Dacians (bas-relief), New York, USA;
    1964 - Exhibition Autour de Bourdelle, Musée Bourdelle, Paris, France;
    1971, 1964 - Polychromies à travers les âges et les civilisations, Musée Bourdelle, Paris, France;
    2006 - Antoine Bourdelle vector of modernity, National Museum of Art of Romania, Bucharest.

    Monumental works:
    1922 – Statue of George EnescuPiètaHead of girlVictory with wingsGroup of dacian family (marble monument).
    1937- Tudor Vladimirescu, Craiova;
    1938 - 1940 – Ensemble of four statues, 2 in stone and 2 in bronze, Faculty of Pharmaceutics, Paris, France;
                         - Young girl, Technical college in Virre, France;
    1945 – Bust of admiral Jean Charcot, Museum of the Marine, Paris, France;
    1950 – Monument of George Enescu, Music conservatory, Paris, France;
    1955 – mould for hand and mortuary mask of  George Enescu.

    Museums:
      - Francis Jourdain and André Lavrillier, Museum of modern art, Luxembourg Museum, today Orsay;
      - Museum of the Marine, Paris, France;
      - Museum in Saint Brieuc, Bretania;
      - National Art Museum of Romania (eight works, among which Pietà, an Equestrian Walkirie from 1924, Nude - 1929, Prayer - 1930, Woman head - 1938).

    Distinctions:
    1922 – Grand Prize of the School of Fine Arts in Rome;
    1937 – Medal of Honour at the International exhibition in Paris; 
    1960 – Silver Medal by the city of Paris.


    BIBLIOGRAPHY

    Deac, Mircea, Sculptura în România. Secolele XIX-XX, Editura Medro, București, 2005, p. 71.
    lasiu, Ioana (coord.), Dicționarul sculptorilor din România. Secolele XIX-XX, vol. I, lit. A-G, Editura Academiei Române, București, 2011, pp. 153 - 154.

    Surse web:
    http://www.observatorcultural.ro/ARTE-VIZUALE-.O-eleva-a-lui-Bourdelle-Margareta-Cosaceanu-Lavrillier*articleID_19864-articles_details.html