Well-known painter of Moldova passes away
17:37 | 01.11.2021 Category: Culture
Chisinau, 1 November /MOLDPRES/ - A well-known painter, People’s Artist Valentina Rusu-Ciobanu today passed away at the age of 101 years.
Valentina Rusu-Ciobanu was born in Chisinau on 28 October 2020. In 1938-1940, she studied at the Arts School from Chisinau and then at the Academy of Fine Arts from Iasi. In 1947, Rusu-Ciobanu finished the Chisinau-based I. Repin Fine Arts School.
The fine artist participated in group exhibitions abroad: France, Romania, Bulgaria, Poland, Russia, Germany and other countries.
Valentina Rusu-Ciobanu was laureate of the State Prize of the Moldovan Soviet Socialist Republic in 1980. She was awarded the title of People’s Artist in 1985. In 1996, Rusu-Ciobanu was awarded the Order of the Republic and in 1998 she got the prize of the Fine Artists’ Union for her entire work. In 2010, she was awarded the tile of honorary citizen of the Chisinau city. In 2020, Valentina Rusu-Ciobanu was awarded the Cultural Merit Order, in rank of Grand Officer, C Category, Fine Arts, by Romanian President Klaus Iohannis.