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Commemorative exhibition of departed Moldovan painter inaugurated at museum from central Moldova town

18:07 | 21.11.2021 Category: Culture

Chisinau, 21 November /MOLDPRES/ - A commemorative exhibition of departed painter Eleonora Romanescu – representative of the golden generation of fine arts from Moldova, was inaugurated at the History and Ethnography Museum from Nisporeni town, central Moldova, today.  

The exhibition was organized by the National Art Museum of Moldova (MNAM), with the support of local authorities.  

Contacted by MOLDPRES, MNAM director Tudor Zbarnea said the exhibition comprised 34 works made by the artist during time. ‘’All works are from the collection of the family of Octavian and Dan Romanescu, the grand-son and, respectively, great-grandson of the departed painter. Some of the portraits are original. Among them, there are 11 self-portraits of the author, which have not been exhibited so far,’’ Zbarnea noted.  

The exhibition will be opened till 16 January 2022.

Eleonora Romanescu was born in the Leuseni village, Orhei county, on 26 April 1926. She finished the I. Repin Republican School of Fine Arts from Chisinau and the high courses of painter-restorers from Moscow.    

Her first paintings were presented at an exhibition of young fine artist from 1954. In 1958, Romanescu became member of the Union of Fine Artists from the border Soviet Union.  

In 1976, she was awarded the State Prize for the cycle, Native Land. In 1986, Romanescu was awarded the title of People’s Artist, in 1996 – the Order of the Republic, in 1997 – the Prize of the Moldovan Fine Artists’ Union. The fine artist has works preserved in private collections from Moldova, Romania, Germany, Russia, France, the United States and Canada.     

Eleonora Romanescu died at the age of 93 on 4 November 2019 and was buried at the Central Orthodox Cemetery on the Armeneasca Street from Chisinau.

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