LÖVITH, Egon Marc (1923, Cluj-Napoca - 2009, Cluj-Napoca)
47.5 x 26.5
good state of preservation
Artistic education: "Ion Andreescu" Institute of Fine Arts in Cluj, Sculpture section, under the guidance of professors Ion IRIMESCU and Romulus LADEA. Within the same institute, he later became professor and head of the Sculpture department.
Artist of Jewish nationality, a survivor of the extermination camps in Türkheim and Dachau. He organized numerous exhibitions in the country: 14 personal exhibitions (sculpture, graphics, painting) and retrospectives, in the period 1969-2000, in Satu Mare, Cluj, Brașov and participated in a massive number of 50 group exhibitions (1948 - 1987). Abroad, after 1989 he exhibited in Hungary, Israel, Germany, in seven personal art events (Pécs, Tel - Aviv, Jerusalem, Dachau).
His works enrich museums such as the National Art Museum of Bucharest, the National Art Museum of Cluj, the Museum of Covasna, the Museum of St. George, the Museum of Bistrita, the Museum of Odorhei Szekler, the Museum of Govora, the County Museum Brasov, the Yad Vashem Museum in Jerusalem, the Holocaust Memorial in Dachau or private collections from Romania, Hungary, Israel, USA, Canada, Sweden, Switzerland, Germany.
Plurivalent artist and pedagogue with a vocation, at the end of a "film" life he lucidly analyzes his own artistic approach: "I like to think I'm an artist of my time, of the century. Being a sculptor, form is what defines me in the first place. If I paint, the color also intervenes, as well as the two dimensions with their possibilities. If I make ceramics, then another thing intervenes - the utilitarian but also the decorative that inspires you and that gives the beauty and pleasure of the object ... I am an artist who aims at synthesis. I am very free in expression. I brought the figurative to another world, and the abstraction of form is very important. I did not remove the question or exclamation marks about life from the "plastic phrase".”(Egon Marc Lövith)
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