CRITICAL REVIEW


BIOGRAPHY

(Cernei, Arad, 1929 - Arad, 2001)

Academic studies: 
1955 - "Nicolae Grigorescu" Fine Arts Institute, with the professors Constantin Baraschi and George Löwendhal, Bucharest, Romania.
? - Study trips in USSR, RDG, Yugoslavia, Poland. 

since 1955 - Member of the Fine Artists Union (Arad Branch)
since 1994 - Member of The International Association of Art (IAA)​
 


PROJECTS

Personal exhibitions:
1958 - Arad, Romania;
1974 - Savarșin, Romania;
1977 - Timisoara, Romania;
1979 - Zrenianin, Iugoslavia;
1992 - Frakenthal, Germany;
1994 - Vienna, Austria;
1995 - Würzburg, Germany;
2001 - Orosháza, Hungary.

Group exhibitions:
1948 - Debut exhibition, Arad, Romania;
1953, 1956, 1960, 1962, 1965, 1966, 1967 - International Exhibitions organized in Timisoara, Romania;
since 1955 - participates at all the exhibition manifests organized in Arad, Romania;
1955 - Warsaw, Poland;
1968 - Republican Biennale, Bucharest, Romania;
1969 - Baia Mare, Romania;
1970 - Art Biennale, Timisoara, Romania;
         - Republican Biennale, Bucharest, Romania;
1971, 1972, 1985 - Békéscsaba, Hungary; 
1974 - Zrenianin, Yugoslavia;
1977 - Five Fine Artists from Arad, Timisoara, Romania;
         - Szarvas, Hungary;
1980 - Fine Arts Biennale, Bucharest, Romania;
1981 - Sibiu, Romania;
1983 - "Alfa" Art Gallery, Arad, Romania;
1988 - Fine Arts Exhibition organized by the Romanian Fine Artists Union - Bucharest, Romania;
1988, 1994 - Zrenianin and Subotica, Yugoslavia;
1991 - Paris, France;
1993 - Gyula, Hungary.

Monumental works: 
1956 - I. L. Caragiale, Vasile Alecsandri, Friedrich Schiller, Maxim Gorki (busts), State Theater from Arad, Romania;
1962 - The Front of the State Theatre from Arad, Romania;
1974 - Monumentul of the Paulis Hero (with the sculptor Ion Munteanu and the architect Milos Cristea), Arad, Romania;
         - Monument of Gray, Hungary;
1985 - Emil Monția (composer; bust), Romania;
         - Avram Iancu (Romanian ’48 Revolutionary; bust), Arad, Romania;
1994 - Monument of Heroes, Ghioroc, Romania.

Symposia:
1980, 1982 - Malul Muresului Sculpture Camp, Romania;
1981, 1983 - Sculpture Camp from Casoaia, Arad, Romania;
1982 - "ECKA" International Camp, Yugoslavia.

Works in public collections: 
Museum of Art, Arad, Romania.
Works in private collections from Romania, Yugoslavia, Italy, France, Germany, Hungary, Austria, Jerusalem , USA, Canada, Japan, Spain.

Titles and awards:
 - 3rd Prize, awarded during the International Festival of Youth, Bucharest, Romania;
1984 - "Meritul Cultural" Order, 3rd Class Romania;
1994 - Award given by the "Relief" Magazine, cultural publication edited by the "Ioan Slavici" Cultural Foundation, Arad, Romania.
 


BIBLIOGRAPHY


META Archive

Vlasiu, Ioana (coord.), Dicționarul sculptorilor din România. Secolele XIX - XX, vol. II, lit. H - Z, Editura Academiei Române, București, 2012, pp. 349 - 350.

Web sources:
http://www.museum.hu/exhibition/Emil_Vitroel
http://ro.metapedia.org/wiki/Horia_Medeleanu

Bibliography and critical references:
Medeleanu, Horia, Emil Vitroel (1929 - 2001). Monografie critică, Editura Fundaţiei "Emil Vitroel", Arad, 2001.

Articles in specialized journals:

"Arta" Magazine, nr. 5, 1977, p. 40.
Medeleanu, Horia, Sentiment și voință de stil, in: "Orizont", 13 aprilie 1984.
Medeleanu, Horia, Sculptorul Emil Vitroel, la 65 de ani, in: "Relief" Magazine, nr. 21 - 23, 1994, p. 2.