Lot 50

Vasile Dobrian

More Powerful than a Hurricane... (Mai Puternic decât un Uragan...)


Oil on cardboard
53 × 71 cm (20.9 × 28 inch)

Sold for €900


Artwork description

Signed in monogram and dated lower right "VD, (19)69"

Lot Notes

Vasile Dobrian was an avant-garde painter, illustrator and poet. In his paintings, the initial creative impulse seems to be generated by the abstract shapes formed by the letters of the Latin alphabet. His highly simplified compositions are dynamic, contrasting and with a touch of the monumental. His works have been exhibited internationally alongside artists such as Horia Damian and Ion Țuculescu. He participated twice in the Venice Biennale (1960 and 1962).


Vasile Dobrian

Tilișca (Sibiu), 1912 - București, 1999


Group (Selection)
  • 1968 - Romanian Contemporary Art (International)
  • 1967 - Romanian Contemporary Art (International)
Biennial (Selection)
  • 1963 - Participates at the Sao Paolo Biennale (International)
  • 1962 - Participates at the Venice Biennale, Italy (International)
  • 1960 - Participates at the Venice Biennale, Italy (International)


  • State Culture and Arts Committee Prize, 1971
  • Emeritus Artist, 1964
  • Arts Ministry Award, 1946


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