Gheorghe Iliescu-Calinesti


About the Sculptor

Gheorghe Iliescu-Calinesti was born in the village of Calinesti, county Arges, Romania, on July 14th 1932. He graduated from the Nicolae Grigorescu Academy of Fine Arts in 1959, where he studied sculpture under Professor Corneliu Medrea.

The Sculptor begain to participate in Romanian and international events in 1961, and has exhibited in Belgium, Italy, USA, Germany, Greece, Turkey, Spain, Austria, Finland, Russia, Germany, Croatia, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Canada, Sweden, the Netherlands, Britain, Denmark and Slovenia.

Gheorghe Iliescu-Calinesti died on March 12th 2002.

        "Dewdrop"               "Crucifix"



Landmark sculptures in Romania
  • "Dochia's Legend" - stone - Herestrau Park - Bucharest
  • "Evolution" - stone - Caracal
  • "Catching light beams" - stone - Arad
  • "Sphinx" - stone - Magura Buzau
  • "Maternity" - stone - Agronomy Institute
  • "Six Works in Stone" - Pitesti
  • "Column" - marble - ROCAR - Bucharest
  • "Evolution" - bronze - Timisoara
  • "Iancu de Hunedoara" - bronze - Hunedoara
  • "Thinking" - bronze - Vata - Hunedoara
  • "Bird in Flight" - - bronze - Calea Victoriei - Bucharest Financial Plaza

Landmark sculptures in other countries
  • "The Family" - wood - Lennan Foundation - Palm Beach, Fl. - USA
  • "Window" - wood - Oronsko, Poland
  • "Dragon Fly" - wood - Krapina, Croatia
  • "Column" - stone - Koper - Slovenia

Awards
  • 1966 - Romanian Union of Fine Arts Award for Sculpture
  • 1977 - Orosko/Poland Interntional Symposium Award for Sculpture
  • 1982 - Efurt/Germany Quadrennial Diploma of Honour for Decorative Art
  • 1982 - Romanian Union of Fine Arts Award for Sculpture
  • 1983 - Romanian Academy Award


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