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a candle for my son!

Silviu Oravitzan
Painter

Virtual Gallery, New York

Born: October 4, 1941, Ciclova Montana, Caras-Severin County. Father: Iosif Cretu, 1908–1976, instructor Mother: Ecaterina Cretu (b. Iliescu), 1911–1981, instructor

Studies

  • 1947–1951 - Primary School, Ciclova Montana
  • 1951–1957 - General Dragalina High School Oravita
  • 1958–1960 - The Pedagogical Institute Timisoara
  • 1960–1963 - University of Timisoara, Faculty of Fine Arts
  • 1983 - Grant, Paris, France
  • 1984 - Peer Mattsson Foundation Grant, Sweden

Prizes and Awards

  • 1980 -  Grand Prix of the Fine Artists’ Union of Hungary at “Hajduoszsormeny”, Debrecen, Hungary
  • 1997 - Citizen of Honour of Oravita, Romania

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

  • The Romanian Fine Artists’ Union
  • 1983 - The Logos Group, Paris, France
  • 1993, IAA/A/AP – The International Association of Art/Association Internationale des Artes Plastiques
  • 1998 - Pro Arte, Verein für internationalen Kulturaustausch Wien
  • 1999 - Oravitzan Gallery, New York

WORKING EXPERIENCE

  • 1963–1970 - Drawing teacher at “Iulia Hasdeu” and “Coriolan Brediceanu” Secondary Schools, Lugoj
  • 1985 - Director of the “Pro Arte” Gallery in Lugoj
  • 1997 - Visiting professor at University of Timisoara, Faculty of Arts (professor Flondor’s group)

JOURNEYS ABROAD

Poland, 1973 / Greece, 1980, 1981 / Slovakia, 1980, 1986 / Czechoslovakia, 1980, 1986 / Hungary, 1980, 1984, 1994 / Bulgaria, 1981 / Italy, 1981, 1999 / Spain, 1981 / Austria, 1981, 1984, 1984, 1998, 1991, 1999 / France, 1981,1984, 1986, 1989, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1999 / Holland, 1981, 1986 / Belgium, 1981,1986, 1991 / Germany, 1981, 1984, 1989, 1991, 1995 / Sweden, 1984 / Denmark, 1984 / Slovenia, 1984, 1986, 1989 / Russia, 1985 / Great Britain, 1986 / Luxembourg, 1996, 1998 / Switzerland, 1998 / USA, 1996, 1997, 1999

MUSEUMS AND COLLECTIONS

Public Museums and Collections Romania

  • The Art Museum, Craiova, Romania • Hills at Ciclova. 1971, 65x64cm, oil on canvas
  • The Art Museum, Harghita, Romania • Garden in the Sunset. 1975, 69x69cm, oil on canvas
  • The Art Museum, Pitesti, Romania • Yellow Landscape. 1971, 79x69 cm, oil on canvas
  • The Portile de Fier Museum, Drobeta-Turnu Severin, Romania • Still Life in Green and Blue. 1977, 60x69 cm, oil on canvas
  • The Ministry of Light Industry Collection, Bucharest, Romania • Interior. 1972, 95x90 cm, oil on canvas
  • The University of Timisoara, Romania • The Library. 1972, 650x200 cm, acrylic on canvas
  • The Ministry of Culture Collection, Bucharest, Romania • The Newlyweds. 1972, 100x90 cm, oil on canvas
  • The National Office for Documentation and Arts Exhibitions, Bucharest, Romania • Goats and Plum Trees. 1970, 65x55 cm, oil on canvas • Composition. 1974, 70x70 cm, oil on canvas
  • The Art Museum, Resita, Romania • Landscape. 1975, 40x70, oil on canvas • Composition. 1974, 70x70, oil on canvas
  • The Youth Foundation Museum • Bird. 1972, 40x80 cm, acrylic on canvas • Sunflower. 1973, 40x80 cm, oil on canvas • Archetypes. 1974, 120x80 cm, oil on canvas • Summer. 1974, 120x80 cm, oil on canvas
  • The History and Art Museum, Lugoj, Romania • Landscape. 1991, 70x60 cm, acrylic on canvas • Centre. 1996, 90x90 cm, acrylic on canvas
  • The Banat Art Museum, Timisoara, Romania • Centre. 1994, 200x140 cm, acrylic on canvas • Composition. 1990, 1220x90 cm, acrylic on canvas • Still Life. 1975, 70x70 cm, oil on canvas
  • Foundation Anastasia – Bucharest • Cross. 1998, 200×140, acrylic on canvas • Cross. 1998, 200×140, acrylic on canvas

Poland

  • The Art Museum, Reszow • Composition. 1973, 40x70 cm, oil on canvas

Hungary

  • The Art Museum, Debrecen • Landscape. 1980, 55x90 cm, oil on canvas

Sweden

  • The Peer Matson Foundation Museum, Vernanese • Centre. 1984, 200x140 cm, acrylic on canvas • Centre. 1984, 120x90 cm, acrylic on canvas

Belgium

  • The Royal Family Art Museum (The Prince Laurent of Belgium Collection) • Gate, 1996, 63x35x10 cm, bas-relief in wood

PRIVATE COLLECTIONS

  • Great Britain
    • The David Pagrotsky Collection, London • Diptych Center. 1984, 140x130 cm, acrylic on canvas • Centre 1 Rue. 1984, 140x200 cm, acrylic on canvas • Center 2 Rue. 1984, 140x200 cm, acrylic on canvas • Center 3 Rue, 1984, 140x200 cm, acrylic on canvas
  • Sweden
    • The Nordenhake Gallery Collection, Stockholm • Centre Writing 1. 1984, 140x200 cm, acrylic on canvas • Centre Writing 2. 1984, 140x200 cm, acrylic on canvas • Centre Writing 3. 1984, 140x200 cm, acrylic on canvas
  • France
    • The Dana and Christoph Giovaninetti Collection, Paris • Cross. 1983, 70x70 cm, oil on canvas • Cross 1. 1983, 70x70 cm, acrylic on canvas • Cross 2. 1983, 70x70 cm, acrylic on canvas • Centre. 1983, 120x120 cm, acrylic on canvas • Centre 1. 1983, 40x40 cm, acrylic on canvas • Centre 2. 1983, 40x40 cm, acrylic on canvas • Centre. 1993, 33x37x10 cm, bass-relief in wood • Drawing 1. 1993, 40x70 cm, mixed technique • Writing. 1986, 30x54 cm, ink drawing on paper • Miniature 1. 1995, 30x21 cm, gouache on paper • Miniature 2. 1995, 30x21 cm, gouache on paper • Miniature 3. 1995, 30x21 cm, gouache on paper • Miniature 4. 1995, 30x21 cm, gouache on paper • Cross. 7 in diameter, bas-relief in wood
    • The Paul Barba-Negra Collection, Paris • Centre. 1994, 70x60, bas-relief • Centre 1. 1991, 70x90 cm, acrylic on canvas • Centre 2. 1991, 70x90 cm, acrylic on canvas • Cross. 1991, 33x37 cm, bas-relief in wood • Cross 2. 1991, 33x37 cm, bas-relief in wood • Cross 2. 1991, 33x37 cm, bas-relief in wood • Centre 1. 1994, 40x56 cm, gouache on encased paper • Centre 2. 1994, 40x56 cm, gouache on encased paper • Centre 3. 1994, 40x56 cm, gouache on encased paper • Centre 4. 1994, 40x56 cm, gouache on encased paper • Drawing. 1996, 40x60 cm, gouache on paper
    • The Sergiu Celibidache Collection, Paris • Centre 1. 1995, 46x33 cm, bas-relief in wood • Centre 2. 1995, 33x37 cm, bas-relief • Byzantine Rhythms 1. 1994, 37x41x8 cm, bas-relief in wood • Byzantine Rhythms 2. 1994, 37x41x8 cm, bas-relief in wood • Cross 1994, 33x37 cm, bass-relief in wood • Centre. 1987, 40x60 cm, gouache on encased paper • Miniature 1. 1987, 22x30 cm, gouache on paper • Miniature 2. 1987, 22x30 cm, gouache on paper • Miniature 3. 1987, 22x30 cm, gouache on paper • Miniature 4. 1987, 22x30 cm, gouache on paper • Centre 2. 1987, 40x80 cm, gouache on encased paper
    • The Aristide and Alexandra Patzoglou Sculptures Gallery Collection, Paris • Centre. 1989, 200x200 cm, mixed technique, tapestry • Centre 1. 1995, 40x60 cm, gouache on encased paper • Centre 2. 1995, 40x60 cm, gouache on encased paper • Centre 3. 1995, 40x60 cm, gouache on encased paper • Centre 4. 1995, 40x60 cm, gouache on encased paper • Cross. 1995, 33x37 cm, bas-relief on wood
    • The Claude Masuard Collection, Paris • Centre. 1982, 120x90 cm, acrylic on canvas • Centre 2. 1982, 120x90 cm, acrylic on canvas • Centre 3. 1982, 120x90 cm, acrylic on canvas
    • Ina Legal, Beatrice Angrand, Stefan de Fay, Agnés et Denis Evesque – Paris
  • Greece
    • The Claude Masuard Collection, Crete • Landscape 1. 1981, 70x90 cm, acrylic on canvas • Landscape 2. 1981, 70x90 cm, acrylic on canvas • Landscape 3. 1981, 70x90 cm, acrylic on canvas • Landscape 4. 1981, 70x90 cm, acrylic on canvas
    • The Hotel Rythimnon Collection, Rythimna • Landscape 1. 1981, 70x90 cm, acrylic on canvas • Landscape 2. 1981, 70x90 cm, acrylic on canvas • Landscape 3. 1981, 70x90 cm, acrylic on canvas • Landscape 4. 1981, 70x90 cm, acrylic on canvas
    • Dimitris Papastefanakis, Crete; Dimitris Deliyanis, Athens
  • Germany
    • The Kolles Collection, Ingollstadt • Writings. 1987, 400x280 cm, acrylic on canvas • Centre 1. 1987, 90x90 cm, acrylic on canvas • Centre 2. 1987, 90x90 cm, acrylic on canvas • Centre 3. 1987, 120x120 cm, acrylic on canvas • Centre 4. 1987, 120x120 cm, acrylic on canvas • Diptych. 1987, 120x150x2 cm, acrylic on canvas • Cross. 1988, 40x40x4 pieces, acrylic on canvas • Cross. 1986, 40x60, acrylic on canvas • Cross. 1986, 40x40, acrylic on canvas • Cross 2. 1986, 40x40, acrylic on canvas • Cross 3. 1986, 40x40, acrylic on canvas
    • The Maria Beck Collection, Kaiserslautern • Gate 1. 1985, 200x230 cm, acrylic on canvas • Gate 2. 1985, 200x230 cm, acrylic on canvas • Gate 3. 1985, 200x230 cm, acrylic on canvas • Rain of Light. 1986, 500x200 cm, acrylic on canvas • Centre 1. Diptych, 1985, 170x140x2, acrylic on canvas • Centre 2. 1985, 170x140 cm, acrylic on canvas • Centre 3. 1985, 170x140 cm, acrylic on canvas • Centre 1. 1987, 90x90 cm, acrylic on canvas • Centre 2. 1987, 90x90 cm, acrylic on canvas • Centre 3. 1987, 90x90 cm, acrylic on canvas • Centre 4. 1987, 90x90 cm, acrylic on canvas • Cross-Centre 1. 1985, 40x40 cm, acrylic on canvas • Cross-Centre 2. 1985, 40x40 cm, acrylic on canvas • Cross-Centre 3. 1987, 40x40 cm, acrylic on canvas • Cross-Centre 1. 1987, 170x140 cm, acrylic on canvas • Cross-Centre 2. 1987, 170x140 cm, acrylic on canvas • Cross. 1987, 37x43 cm, bas-relief in wood, 4 pieces • Centre. 1987, 35x43 cm, bas-relief in wood, 1 piece • Miniature. 1987, 22x30 cm, gouache miniature, 10 pieces
    • Dr. Alexandru Breban Collection, Aachen • Centre. 70x70 cm, acrylic on canvas • Cross 1. 120x90 cm, acrylic on canvas • Centre 2. 40x40 cm, acrylic on canvas • Centre 3. 30x70 cm, acrylic on canvas • Cross. 33x37 cm, bas-relief in wood • Writings 1. 90x90 cm, acrylic on canvas • Writings 2. 70x40 cm, acrylic on canvas
    • Professor Martin Mettler Collection, Carlsberg • Centre 1. 90x90 cm, acrylic on canvas • Centre 2. 90x90 cm, acrylic on canvas • Centre 3. 70x70 cm, acrylic on canvas • Centre 4. 120x150, gouache on encased paper, 40x60 cm, 5 pieces • Object. 40x60 cm, encased gold film • Drawings. 22x30 cm, gouache on paper, 3 pieces • Miniature. 22x30 cm, gouache on paper, 10 pieces
    • Other collectors from Germany: Mozer Carmencita Güntzburg, Riedl Iosif, Prof. Schmidt Hans, Prof. Sreiber I., Benjamin V., Anders C. — Alzei, Helga May Aachen, Walter Klepper, Hochheim, Bosica Marius — Düseldorf, Karin Jaenecke — Berlin, Isabel Ultes-Utta — Landstull, Paul Corazolla – Berlin
  • Luxembourg
    • Corina and dr. Yves Mersch Collection, Luxembourg • Byzantine Structures, 1995, 120x140cm, gold film on canvas • Centre. 33x42 cm, bas-relief in wood • Cross. 33x39, bas-relief in wood • Cross. 70x62cm, bas-relief in wood • Byzantine Structure. 1995, 37x42cm, bas-relief in wood • Miniatures. 22x30cm, gouache on paper, 30 pieces • Cross. 7 in diameter, bas-relief in wood • Cross. 15 in diameter, bas-relief in wood • Cross. 90x90cm, acrylic on canvas • Cross 1. 40x70cm, drawing on paper • Cross 2. 40x70cm
    • Paribas Collection, Luxembourg • Rain of Light. 280x190cm, acrylic on canvas • Labyrinth. 140x120cm, gold on canvas • Centre 40x40cm, acrylic on canvas
    • Count Alexis de Watazzi Collection, Luxembourg • Cross. 46x37cm, bas-relief in wood, 3 pieces • Centre. 40x60cm, gouache on encased paper
  • Saudi Arabia
    • Maamoun M.S. Tamer, Jeddah
  • Switzerland
    • I. Hollenstein Colection, Sankt Gallen • Centre 33x33cm, bas-relief in wood, 4 pieces • Byzantine A structure 40×56cm, gouache on encased papier • Byzantine B structure 40×56cm, gouache on encased paper • Byzantine C structure 40×56cm, gouache on encased paper • Miniatures 22×30cm, gouache on paper, 2 pieces
    • Mirabaud Andrei, Elena Portier – Geneve
  • USA
    • Dr. Cerasela and Ionut Oravitzan Collection • Bas-relief. 1985, 33x37cm, wood. • Bas-relief. 1985, 7 in diameter, wood. • Cross – Centre. 46x70 cm, five gouache on encased paper • Miniatures. 22x30cm, gouache on paper, 9 pieces
    • Other collectors: Lazarovici (New York), Dr. Smaranda Botosan (New York), Vlaicu Ionescu (New York), dr. Florin Gadalean (New York)
  • Austria
    • Gert Hofbauer Colection, Wien • Cross 40x40 cm, colage on canvas, 4 pieces • Centre. 33x38×5 cm, bas-relief on wood • Centre. 33x35 cm, bas-relief on wood • Cross. 70x70 cm, acrylic on canvas
    • Luminita Nielsen, Wien • Cross. 34×42×5 cm, bas-relief in wood • Byzantin structures 40×56, gouache on paper • Cross. 34×42×5 cm, gouache on paper • Miniatures 22×30cm, gouache on paper
    • Ecaterina and Theodore Coresi • Centre. 49×49 cm, bas-relief on wood • Centre. 49×49 cm, gouache on encased paper
  • Romania
    • Lugoj – Ada and Iuliu Paul, Horst and Luminita Wallner Barbulescu, Virgil Turcanu, Alexandru Grizea, Suta Maria, Zorica Mircu
    • Timisoara – the “Orizont” Magazine, the University Club, Serban Foarta, Dr. Marius Coste, Cornel Ungureanu, Peter Iecza, Constantin Flondor, Bella Szákacs, Nicoleta Onofrei, Dumitru Olteanu, Sanda Gutu, Dana Diminescu, Dana Olaru, Dr. Stefan Dragulescu, Dr. Caius Streanu, Petru Bernaz, Cretu Mirela, Marcel Tolcea, Vasile Popovici, Dr. Viorel Bucuras, Dr. Simona Drăgan, Magdalena Marculescu, Arh. Radu Radoslav, Arh. Radu Mihailescu
    • Bucharest – Nicolae Petrovici, Irina Astefanei, Vasile Dragut

PERSONAL EXHIBITIONS

  • 1966 - Painting exhibition (Silviu Oravitzan, Vladimir Strelet, Tudor Tudan), “Dacia” Hall, Lugoj
  • 1968 - Silviu Oravitzan-Cretu, painting exhibition, “Mihai Eminescu” Bookshop, Timisoara
  • 1969 - Silviu Oravitzan-Cretu, Tudor Tudan – painting,  “Dalles” Hall, Bucharest Romania
  • 1972 - Silviu Oravitzan – painting, “Galateea” Gallery, Bucharest, Romania
  • 1975, May–June - Silviu Oravitzan-Cretu, “Caminul Artei” Gallery, Bucharest, Romania Exhibits: the “Mioritica” cycles of oil on canvas (15 paintings), the “Chalice” cycle (8 paintings) and the “Sprite” cycle (10 paintings)
  • 1977 - Silviu Oravitzan-Cretu, painting, drawing, travelling exhibition: Resita, Oravita, Baile Herculane, Caransebes, Romania
  • 1981, July - Silviu Oravitzan-Cretu, painting exhibition Rithymina Hotel, Crete
  • 1981, September - Silviu Oravitzan Aachen, Germany
  • 1982, February–March - Silviu Oravitzan-Cretu The “Pro Arte” Gallery, Lugoj, Romania Exhibits: the cycle “Mediterranean Journey” – oil on canvas
  • 1983, April - Silviu Oravitzan-Cretu “Galerie Berthe”, Paris, France
  • 1983, April - Silviu Oravitzan The “Domani” Gallery, Herrsching, Germany
  • 1983, April - Silviu Oravitzan The Gallery Domani, Munich, Germany
  • 1985, February - Silviu Oravitzan-Cretu The “Dalles” Hall, Bucharest, Romania Exhibits: the “Centre” cycle, acrylic on canvas, and a series of drawings and collages
  • 1985 - Silviu Oravitzan-Cretu The “Bastion” Gallery, Timisoara, Romania Exhibits: the paintings exhibited at the “Dalles” Hall in Bucharest, the “Centre” cycle and several drawings and sketches
  • 1986, September – October Silviu Oravitzan-Cretu The “Severin-Rautenberg” Gallery, Aachen, Germany Catalogue: no
  • 1987 - Oravitzan The “Helios” Gallery, Timisoara, Romania Exhibits: the cycles “Codex Aureus - Gregorian, Codex Aureus – Mantle”, “The Black Box – Output”, “Codex Aureus – Levant”, “Centre”, “Accompaniment (The Library)” etc. Catalogue: yes
  • 1989, March Silviu Oravitzan-Cretu, Das Kreutz – Malerei und Kunstobjekte Die Treidler Kunstverein, Frankenthal, Germany The “Cross” cycle Catalogue: yes
  • 1989 Oravitzan Aulheimer Muhle, Meinz, Germany Catalogue: yes
  • 1989, February – March Oravitzan. Recent paintings, collage in gold film Galeries Sculptures, Paris, France Catalogue: yes
  • 1990 Route Bukarest – Berlin – Silviu Oravitzan The “Rudolf Schoen” Gallery, Berlin, Germany Exhibits: paintings from the “Gregorian” and “The Black Box” cycles, as well as a number of untitled works in mixed technique on canvas and paper and in wood
  • 1992, August Silviu Oravitzan-Cretu House der Begegnung, Meisenheim, Germany
  • 1994, April – May Oravitzan The “Banat” Art Museum, Timisoara, Romania
  • 1994, June Oravitzan Mosonmagyarovaros – Centre for Culture and Arts, Hungary
  • 1994, December – 1995, January Silviu Oravitzan Ionel Petrov Kunsthandel und Ausstellungen, Aachen, Germany
  • 1996, June Centre – Silviu Oravitzan “Galerie Sculptures”, Paris, France Exhibits from the cycle “Centre”
  • 1996, December – 1997, January - Silviu Oravitzan “La Galeria”, Luxembourg Exhibits from the cycle “Centre”
  • 1997, May - Tradition and Freedom. A plastic discourse: Silviu Oravitzan The French Cultural Centre, Timisoara, Romania Exhibits: paintings, sculptures, graphic works and installations. 
  • 1997, October – November - Workshop on Light – Silviu Oravitzan “Galleria 28”, Timisoara, Romania Exhibit: The Light, and also the sketches, the laboratory which produced it
  • 1998, March-April - Forum Meyrin Geneva Exhibits: paintings, sculptures, graphic works 
  • 1998, April Centre – Silviu Oravitzan House de Watazzi, Luxembourg Exhibit: paintings, sculptures, graphic works
  • 1998, May - House Maria Beckh, Kaiserslautern Exhibit: paintings, sculptures, graphic works 
  • 1998, December–1999, January - Romanian Cultural Centre, Wien
  • 1999, June - Palais des Arts, Marseilles Exhibits: paintings, sculptures, graphic works and installations
  • 1999, August-December - Oravitan Gallery, New York Exhibits: graphic works
  • 1999, December The Romanian Cultural Center, Paris Exhibits: paintings, sculptures, graphic works and installations

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

  • 1970 - The Painting and Sculpture Biennial, “Dalles” Hall, Bucharest, Romania Exhibit: Women. 1970, 100x100 cm, oil on canvas, 
  • 1970 - The Painting and Sculpture Biennale, “Dalles” Hall and the Marble Hall of “Scinteia” House, Bucharest, Romania, Exhibit: People. 1972, 80x70 cm, oil on canvas
  • 1973, December - Lugoj ’73, Art Event, “U.A.P.” Gallery, Lugoj, Romania Exhibits: - “Limits”. Xylography - “The Laser Man”, acrylic on canvas - “The Fly of the Butterfly”, acrylic on canvas - “Mutations – Detachment”, acrylic on canvas
  • 1973, December 7–13 - The Fine Arts Week, Lugoj, “U.A.P.” Gallery, Lugoj, Romania, Exhibits: - “Honeycomb”. 1973, 75x69 cm, oil on canvas - “Trees”. 1973, 70x69 cm, oil on canvas - “Butterflies”. 1973, 69x69 cm, oil on canvas - “Light”. 1973, 70x70 cm, oil on canvas - “Garden”. 1973, 69x65 cm, oil on canvas
  • 1973, August – September - Anniversary Fine Arts Exhibition, Art Gallery, Timisoara, Romania, Exhibit: “Manifestation”. 1974, 110x100 cm, oil on canvas
  • 1974, August – September - Anniversary Fine Arts Exhibition, “Dalles” Hall, Bucharest, Romania Exhibit: “Workers” 
  • 1976 - The Annual Exhibition of Painting and Sculpture, “Dalles” Hall, Bucharest, Romania.Exhibit: “Spring”. 1976, 110x135 cm, oil on canvas
  • 1976 - “The Roads of Socialism”, Hall of the Romanian Athenee, Bucharest, Romania. Exhibit: “Wheat Harvest Time”. 1976, 10x88 cm, oil on canvas
  • 1976 -Four Romanian Artists Manchester, Great Britain 
  • 1978 - The Annual National Exhibition of Painting and Sculpture, “Dalles” Hall, Exhibition Hall of the National Theatre, Bucharest, Romania. Exhibit: “The Echo of the Objects I”. 1978, 60x69 cm. 
  • 1978 - “The Roads of Socialism”, “Dalles” Hall, The Art Museum, Bucharest, Romania. Exhibit: “Pink Tractors on the Green Field”, 1978, 87.5x99.5 cm, oil on canvas 
  • 1983 - VI Bienal Internacional de Arte, Palacio Lyon, Valparaiso, Chile Exhibits: - “Slate for Re-writing the World 1”. 1983, 40x40 cm, oil on canvas - “Slate for Re-writing the World 2”. 1983, 40x40 cm, oil on canvas
  • 1984 - Ten Romanian Artists at Avartanian Gulbechian Foundation, Lisbon, Portugal
  • 1992, May 20 – 31 - The Translucent, “Bridge” Gallery, Bucharest, Romania
  • 1993 - Arts romanes (obra actual damit paper), Catalunia, Barcelona - Centre. 22×30 cm, gouache on paper, 5 pieces 
  • 1994 - Est-Vest Art Museum of Timisoara
  • 1994 - Painters from Lugoj at Szechard, House of Arts, Szechard, Hungary - “Gate”. 200×1155 cm, acrylic on canvas, 2 pieces - “Runes”. 175×155 cm, acrylic on canvas, 2 pieces
  • 1995 - Herculane Camp Hotel “Diana”, Baile Herculane, Romania
  • 1997 - Christmas Exhibition, C. Flondor and Oravitan with students “Galleria 28”, Timisoara, Romania
  • 1998 - Szín e változások Mücsarnok/Anastasia, Budapesta, Hungary - “Light”. 520×280 cm, bas-relief on wood - Cntre. 30×45×10 cm, sculpture on wood, 2 pieces - Cross. 200×140 cm, acrylic on canvas, 2 pieces - “Sign” 40×60 cm, gouache on paper, 5 pieces
  • 1998 - The XX Century’s artists of Lugoj, “Pro Arte” Gallery, Lugoj, Romania
  • 1999 - Art Exhibition Palais de Pharo, Marseilles, France - Centre. 40×54×5 cm, bas-relief on wood, 5 pieces - Byzantine structures. 40×60, gouache on encased paper, 7 pieces
  • 1999 - Pro Arte für Internationalen Kulturaustasch Wien, Art Museum Timisoara - Cross. 130x130 cm, acrylic on canvas, 2 pieces 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Interviews, dialogues, essays “I think that it is in our own tradition that we should be looking for the light of a revaluation of our existential foundations”, interview given to Dorina Sgaverdia, “Semenicul”, February 1998, Resita. “Here, more that anywhere else, we can find a sound plastic universe extremely well built with a very logical structure, a true lesson in plastic language”, in terview given to Cornel Ungureanu, “Orizont”, February, 1996, Timisoara, Romania. “Like an instrument in universal breathing”, interview given to Ilie Mihalcea, “Jurnalul literar”, July – August 1996. “The aura – a hieroglyph of the soul”, “Orizont”, August 1996, Timisoara. Dialogue between Silviu Oravitzan and Paul Barba-Negra, “Lugojul”, 29 August 1996. “In my friendship with Sergiu Celibidache there is neither time nor space”, “Timisoara”, 30 August 1996

BOOKS, MONOGRAPHS

  • Paul Barba-Negra; Marcel Tolcea, Oravitzan, 1999
  • C. Ungureanu, Fragmente despre teatru (Fragments about Theatre), Ed. Timpul, Resita, 1997
  • Marie Jeanne Jutea Badescu, Însemne dintr-o galerie (Notes from Gallery), Ed. Hestia, 1998
  • Mircea Nedelciu, Tratament fabulatoriu, Ed. Cartea Românească, 1988
  • Octavian Barbosa, Dictionarul artistilor contemporani, (Dictionary of Contemporary Artists), “Meridiane” Publishing House, Bucharest, 1976, p.371
  • Vasile Drăgut, 111 Contemporary Painters, “Artis” Publishing House, Bucharest, Romania, 1980, p. 159–160
  • Gheorghe Jurmă, Descoperirea Banatului (The Discovery of the Banat), “Timpul” Publishing House, Resita, Romania, 1994, pp. 116–118
  • Corneliu Mircea, Dialogues sur l’etre (Dialogues about the Being), “Amarcord” Publishing House, Timisoara, Romania, 1995, pp. 269–281
  • Paul Corazolla, Farbe Gold Dekor, Metapher, Symbol, Beweggünde für Malerei heute, Künslerhaus, Ars Nikolai, 1992, p. 105
  • Ovidiu Giulvezan, Dialogurile lui Silviu Oravitzan cu Sergiu Celibidache si Gheorghe Zamfir, (The Dialogues of Silviu Oravitzan with Sergiu Celibidache and Gheorghe Zamfir), in Ecouri muzicale timisorene, (Musical Echoes of Timisoara), “Brumar” Publishing House, Timisoara, pp. 348–352 si 354–355 Schön Ed. Kunst Block Künstlerverzeichnis O-R, Berlin, 1990 C. Ungureanu, Pagini de teatru 

ESSAYS, ARTICLES AND REVIEWS

  • Petru Comarnescu, Pe linia bunei traditii (Along the Line of Good Old Traditions) „Informatia Bucurestiului“, Bucharest, 3 April 1969
  • Amelia Pavel, Expozitia Silviu Oravitzan (The Silviu Oravitzan Exhibition), „Scînteia“, Bucharest, 8 April 1969
  • Anca Arghir, Silviu Oravitzan si Tudor Tudan (Silviu Oravitzan and Tudor Tudan), „România literară“, Bucharest, 10 April 1969
  • Marin Tarangul, Pictori lugojeni ( Painters from Lugoj), „România literară“, Bucharest, 6 April 1972
  • Ion Frunzetti, Silviu Oravitzan-Cretu, Tudor Tudan, „Contemporanul“, Bucharest, 7 April 1972
  • Nicolae Argintescu-Amza, Viziuni personale si traditia picturală (Personal Visions and the Pictorial Tradition), „România literară“, Bucharest, 20 April 1972
  • Herbert, Zehm, Die Bilder Silviu Oravitzans: Farbspiele variieren geometrische Grundfiguren, „Studdeutsche Zeitund“, Herrsching, Germania, aprilie 1983
  • Vasile Drăgut, Silviu Oravitzan-Cretu, „Arta“, Bucharest, 1985
  • Simona Vărzaru, Pilda sării si a mierii (The Parable of the Salt and the Honey), „Suplimentul cultural artistic al „Scînteii tineretului“, Bucharest, Romania, February1985
  • Serban Foartă, „Un saturat de semn poros infoliu“ (A Sense-Saturated, Porous In-Folio), „Orizont“, Timisoara, April 1985
  • Serban Foartă, O bibliotecă într-o bibliotecă (A Library Within a Library), „Orizont“, Timisoara, 1986
  • Dana Diminescu, Silviu Oravitzan-Cretu: Ison si Monodie (Accompaniment and Monody), „Arta“, Bucharest, nr. 3, 1987
  • B.K., Die sakrale Symbolik des Kreuzes, „Frankenthaler Rundschau“, Frankenthal, Germania, 14 March 1989
  • Michael Nungesser, Abstraktion und Aura, „Der Tagesspiegel“, Berlin, 18 September 1990
  • ***, Im mistichen Dunkel einer orthodoxen Kirche, „Die Rheinpfalz“, Meisenheim, 27 August 1992
  • ***, Farbige Sinnlichkeit und graphische Enthaltsamkeit, „Rhein-Main-Presse“, Meisenheim, 31 August 1992
  • *** Horia Damian nu se consideră un artist în diaspora - dialog cu Ionel Petrov (Horia Damian does not consider himself an exiled artist – dialogue with Ionel Petrov), „Redesteptarea“, Lugoj, 1992
  • Peter Herbstreut, Gold, “Die Tageszeitung”, 21.09.1990
  • Corneliu Mircea, Lumina cea dintîi (The Original Light), „România literară“, Bucharest, 15 June 1994
  • Pavel Susară, Lupta cu vidul (Fighting the Void), „România literară“, Bucharest, 15–21 June 1994
  • Walter Biemel, De ce ne este necesară arta? (Why Do We Need Art?), „România literară“, Bucharest, 31 May - 6 June 1995
  • Coriolan Babeti, Însemnări despre Galeria Pro Arte Lugoj (Notes on the “Pro Arte” Gallery in Lugoj), in Suplimentul ziarului „Paralela 45-Realitatea bănăteană“, Lugoj, 31 October 1995
  • Adriana Babeti, Însemnări despre Galeria Pro Arte Lugoj (Notes on the “Pro Arte” Gallery in Lugoj), în Suplimentul ziarului „Paralela 45-Realitatea bănăteană“, Lugoj, 31 October 1995
  • Ilie Boca, Însemnări despre Galeria Pro Arte Lugoj (Notes on the “Pro Arte” Gallery in Lugoj), în Suplimentul ziarului „Paralela 45-Realitatea bănăteană“, Lugoj, 31 October 1995
  • Livius Ciocârlie, Însemnări despre Galeria Pro Arte Lugoj (Notes on the “Pro Arte” Gallery in Lugoj), în Suplimentul ziarului „Paralela 45-Realitatea bănăteană“, Lugoj, 31 October 1995
  • Sorin Dumitrescu, Însemnări despre Galeria Pro Arte Lugoj (Notes on the “Pro Arte” Gallery in Lugoj), în Suplimentul ziarului „Paralela 45-Realitatea bănăteană“, Lugoj, 31 October 1995
  • Suzana Fântânaru, Însemnări despre Galeria Pro Arte Lugoj (Notes on the “Pro Arte” Gallery in Lugoj), în Suplimentul ziarului „Paralela 45-Realitatea bănăteană“, Lugoj, 31 October 1995
  • Constantin Flondor, Însemnări despre Galeria Pro Arte Lugoj (Notes on the “Pro Arte” Gallery in Lugoj), în Suplimentul ziarului „Paralela 45-Realitatea bănăteană“, Lugoj, 31 October 1995
  • Serban Foartă, Însemnări despre Galeria Pro Arte Lugoj (Notes on the “Pro Arte” Gallery in Lugoj), în Suplimentul ziarului „Paralela 45-Realitatea bănăteană“, Lugoj, 31 October 1995
  • Viorel Mărginean, Însemnări despre Galeria Pro Arte Lugoj (Notes on the “Pro Arte” Gallery in Lugoj), în Suplimentul ziarului „Paralela 45-Realitatea bănăteană“, Lugoj, 31 October 1995
  • Ion Pacea, Însemnări despre Galeria Pro Arte Lugoj (Notes on the “Pro Arte” Gallery in Lugoj), în Suplimentul ziarului „Paralela 45-Realitatea bănăteană“, Lugoj, 31 1995
  • Ileana Pintilie, Însemnări despre Galeria Pro Arte Lugoj (Notes on the “Pro Arte” Gallery in Lugoj), în Suplimentul ziarului „Paralela 45-Realitatea bănăteană“, Lugoj, 31 October 1995
  • Alexandru Titu, Însemnări despre Galeria Pro Arte Lugoj (Notes on the “Pro Arte” Gallery in Lugoj), în Suplimentul ziarului „Paralela 45-Realitatea bănăteană“, Lugoj, 31 October 1995
  • Constantin Prut, Însemnări despre Galeria Pro Arte Lugoj (Notes on the “Pro Arte” Gallery in Lugoj), în Suplimentul ziarului „Paralela 45-Realitatea bănăteană“, Lugoj, 31 October 1995
  • Pavel Susară, Însemnări despre Galeria Pro Arte Lugoj (Notes on the “Pro Arte” Gallery in Lugoj), în Suplimentul ziarului „Paralela 45-Realitatea bănăteană“, Lugoj, 31 1995
  • Cornel Ungureanu, Însemnări despre Galeria Pro Arte Lugoj (Notes on the “Pro Arte” Gallery in Lugoj), în Suplimentul ziarului „Paralela 45-Realitatea bănăteană“, Lugoj, 31 October 1995
  • Andrei Băleanu, Expozitia Silviu Oravitzan în Aachen (The Silviu Oravitzan Exhibition in Aachen), „Deutsche Wele“, Germany, December 1995
  • Constantin Buiciuc, Silviu Oravitzan: Un artist extraordinar (Silviu Oravitzan: An Extraordinary Artist), „Lugojul“, Lugoj, 11 July 1996
  • Paul Barbăneagră, Temeiurile Rusaliilor. Gînduri izvorîte din operele lui Silviu Oravitzan (Whitsuntide Foundations. Reflections Prompted by Silviu Oravitzan’s Work), „Lupta“, Paris, 22 June 1996; „Luceafărul“, Bucharest, July 1996; „Orizont“, Timisoara, July 1996
  • ***, Galérie Sculptures in Paris. Expozitia de pictură Silviu Oravitzan (Galerie Sculptures in Paris. The Silviu Oravitzan Painting Exhibition), „România liberă“, Bucharest, 22 July 1996
  • Ilie Mihalcea, Întoarcere la Edenul pierdut, Silviu Oravitzan – un artist extraordinar, „Tribuna“ (Ion Mihalcea, the Return to the Lost Eden; Silviu Oravitzan – an Extraordinary Artist), Cluj, 9 August 1996
  • Corina Mersch, La passion selon Oravitzan. Le „plus roumain des Roumains“ expose a Luxembourg, Kulturspiegel, Luxembourg, 6 December 1996
  • Nelly Lecomte, Sur le chemin de la lumiere. Oeuvres du Roumain Silviu Oravitzan a la Galleria, „Luxembourger Wort“, Luxembourg, 10 decembrie 1996
  • Nicolae Balotă, Paul Barbăneagră, Cicerone Poghirc, Corina Ciocârlie, Despre nevăzutul văzut - masă rotundă consacrată picturii lui Silviu Oravitzan (About the Visible Invisible – round table on Silviu Oravitzan’s painting), „Orizont“, Timisoara, 22 January 1997
  • Pierre Hugli, Le Roumain Silviu Oravitzan au Forum Meyrin, “Cimaises”, Geneva, March 1998
  • J.L.C., Silviu Oravitzan illumine le Palais des Arts, “La Provence”, 20.06.1999

CATALOGUES

  • A. Personal Exhibitions
    •  Silviu Oravitzan – Painting, “Mihai Eminescu” Bookshop, Timisoara, Romania Organisers: The Romanian Fine Artists’ Union – the Timisoara branch Date: 18–28 March, 1968 Introductory Study: Virgil Poleacu
    • Silviu Oravitzan-Cretu, Tudor Tudan – painting The “Dalles” Hall, Bucharest, Romania Organisers: The Romanian Fine Artists’ Union, The Open University of Bucharest Date: February – March, 1969 Introductory study: Petru Comarnescu Reproductions: Native, Birthnight, Land, Herd of Goats
    • Silviu Oravitzan-Cretu – painting “Galateea” Gallery, Bucharest, Romania Organisers: The Romanian Fine Artists’ Union Date: 1972 Introductory study: Sorin Titel
    • Silviu Oravitzan-Cretu The “Caminul Artei” Gallery, Bucharest, Romania Organisers: The Romanian Fine Artists’ Union Date: May – June 1975 Introductory study: Radu Ionescu Reproductions: Green Landscape (on the cover), Sprites, The Morning of the White Chalice, The Afternoon of Chalices
    • Silviu Oravitzan-Cretu. Painting, drawing – the “Ciclova” cycle Travelling exhibition: Resita, Oravita, Baile Herculane, Caransebes Organisers: The Romanian Fine Artists’ Union – the Timis branch Date: 1977 Commentaries: Andrei Plesu, Coriolan Babeti, Adriana Babeti, Cornel Ungureanu
    • Silviu Oravitzan-Cretu Rithymna Hotel, Rithymna, Crete, Greece Organisers: Rithymna Hotel, Crete Introductory study: Dimitri Deliyannis Silviu Oravitzan-Cretu – painting The “Pro Arte” Gallery, Lugoj, Romania Organisers: The Romanian Fine Artists’ Union – the Lugoj branch Date: 1982 Introductory study: Cornel Ungureanu
    • Oravitzan The “Berthe” Gallery, Paris, France Organisers: the “Berthe” Gallery, Paris Introductory studies: Andrei Plesu, Jocelyn Germaine
    • Silviu Oravitzan The “Claudia Strasser” Gallery, Munich, Germany Organisers: The “Claudia Strasser” Gallery, Munich Date: 1983 Introductory study: Andrei Plesu
    • Silviu Oravitzan-Cretu The “Dalles” Hall, Bucharest, the “Bastion” Gallery, Timisoara, Romania Organisers: The Fine Artists’ Union Date: 1985 Introductory studies: Vasile Dragut, Andrei Plesu
    • Oravitzan The “Helios” Gallery, Timisoara, Romania Organisers: the “Helios” Gallery, Timisoara Date: 1987 Introductory study: Serban Foarta

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