Александру Мосер Падина (Alexandru Moser Padina)

Современное искусство

Alexandru Moser Padina (b. 1904 , Padina , Buzău County - d. 1992 , Zürich , Switzerland ) was a Romanian landscape painter , considered one of the best Romanian interwar painters.

Between 1925 and 1933 he studied painting at the Academy of Arts and in various art workshops in Bucharest.

He opened his first solo exhibition on February 14, 1932 in the Mozart Hall in Bucharest.

In 1933 he passed the exam in order to be certified as a church painter, being declared an "orthodox artist painter". Between 1934-1938 he worked on the restoration of the interior painting of four churches in the country: in 1936 at St. George in Ploiești and St. George in Giurgiu, in 1937 at the Mother of God in Dascălul Creață, and in 1938 at the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin in Nebliu Slobozia .

Between May 9 and July 9, 1935 he participated in the exhibition "Bucharest Landscape" opened in the foyer of the Comedy Theater and in 1936 he participated in the Official Salon with two works entitled "Landscape of Balchik", now in the patrimony of the National Museum of Art and respectively of the Museum of History and Art of Bucharest, which established him as a painter. [1] In 1942, Alexandru Padina was among the 20 painters who represented the Romanian Pavilion, specially composed of six large halls in which were exhibited 68 works by twenty Romanian painters and 10 sculptors; participants in the XXIII Venice Biennale.

On August 16, 1947, Alexandru Padina was awarded the rank of Knight of the Order of Cultural Merit by King Michael I of Romania.

In 1947 he emigrated to Switzerland, where he continued to paint, without changing his style, until his death. His works in Switzerland are part of contemporary Swiss painting, the painter occupying an honorable place in Swiss art dictionaries.