Eleonora

On Friday, April 9, 2021, at 11.00, the National Museum of Art of Moldova inaugurated the commemorative exhibition Eleonora Romanescu - painting, graphics on the occasion of the 95th anniversary of the artist's birth. Eleonora Romanescu, representative of the golden generation of fine arts in the Republic of Moldova, was born on April 26, 1926, in the village of Leuseni, Telenesti district. After primary school in her native village, she continued her studies at the Girls' Gymnasium in Chisinau (1937-1940), then followed for a while at the Reunion of Romanian Women High School (1941-1944). In 1944 he took refuge with his family in Craiova, but soon returned to Moldova. During the years 1945-1949 he studied at the Ilia Repin School of Fine Arts (currently the Republican College of Fine Arts Al. Plămădeală).

 Between 1955-1957 he attended restoration (painting) courses at the Central State Workshops „I. Grabari ”from Moscow. In 1957 he started working at the Art Museum in Chisinau, as chief curator, then as a painter-restorer.

 In 1960 he made his debut as a painter with the painting The Sitting.

Among the artist's awards and distinctions we mention: Order of Badge of Honor (1970); Master's degree in Art, awarded in 1976, State Prize for the native cycle (1976), Title of People's Artist of the Republic of Moldova (1986), Order of the Republic (1996), Prize of the Union of Visual Artists of Moldova (1996), Eminescu (1997); Iurie Matei Award (2005). In 2013, for achievements in culture and art, the painter Eleonora Romanescu was awarded the National Prize of the Republic of Moldova, and in 2018 she was awarded the Order of Cultural Merit of Romania in the rank of Commander, Category C Fine Arts.

In the history of the Bessarabian artistic movement after the Second World War, the painter Eleonora Romanescu is one of the personalities whose biography is harmoniously intertwined with the era in which she lived and continued her artistic activity, thus contributing as a teacher to the formation generations of artists, who in turn, today are creators and teachers, forming the basis of the plastic movement in the Republic of Moldova.


Eleonora Romanescu passed away on November 4, 2019, at the age of 93.

The exhibition will be open to the public from April 9 to May 8, 2021.

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