Devis Grebu

The Romanian Embassy and Cave du Château invites you to the graphical exhibition of the native Romanian artist Devis Grebu.

The exhibition will take place on Wednesday, 29th of June 2005, at 18.30, in “Cave du Château” , Rue de la Barre 6, 1005 Laussane, in the presence of the Romanian ambassador, Mr. Ioan Maxim and will be followed by an appetizer.

Devis Grebu was born in Romania, in 1933. He studied painting in The Arts Academy of Bucharest. In 1964 he left Romania, coming back in 2001, after 37 years of exile.

As a painter, Devis Grebu exhibited in France, Israel, Germany, United States, Switzerland, Japan, Italy, Belgium, Iran and China. As press illustrator he collaborated, during 30 years, with a few of the most imposing publications of the world: The New York Times, Washington Post, International Herald Tribune, Le Monde, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Wall Street Journal, Time Magazine, Life, Newsweek, L’Express, Le Point, VSD, Le Figaro, Harper’s, GEO, Jardins des Modes, Libération, Le Monde Diplomatique and others. He also illustrated over 40 books for children and adults published by the publishing houses Gallimard, Hachette, Flammarion, Simon & Schuster, Penguin Books, Random House, Schroedel, Neugebauer, Humanitas, etc.

Devis Grebu is now illustrator-editor to the “Cotidianul” journal and the magazine “Idei in dialog” in Bucharest.

As professor, Devis Grebu teached at Columbia University, Parson’s School of Design, State University of New York. At present day he teaches at the Architecture University in Bucharest.

In 1989 the famous publishing house of art books Rizzoli from New York published a superb monograph dedicated to the work of this talented Romanian artist. It is the second book dedicated to a native Romanian artist, after the one dedicated to Brancusi.

His work was circumstantially discussed in specialized magazines and books, in radio and television, in Romania and abroad.

The exhibition is open between 29th of June and 30th of July 2005, from Tuesday to Friday between 12:00 and 17:00.

For more informations you can call 021 635 56 81 or write an e-mail.

Translation: Anita Rüdisühli, Aargau

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