CRITICAL REVIEW

Very promising in the inter-war period – with the reliefs The Assumption of Virgin Mary, Saint George (1930), the portrait Ana-Maria (1939), in the post-war years Claudia Cobizeva conforms herself to the new ideological requirements, professing an almost naturalist and declarative use of the motives (6 bas-reliefs for the Moldavian Pavilion of the Agriculture Exhibition in Moscow, 1951-1952; Happiness 1975, Victory 1981, My Moldova 1081), the most valuable being the portraits (Moldavian Woman 1047, Mother’s Portrait 1950 etc.).
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    BIOGRAPHY


    (Sadova, Călărași, 1905 - Chișinău, 1955)

    Academic studies:
    1926 - 1931 – School of Fine Arts, with professor Alexandru Plămădeală;
    1931 - 1934 – Royal Academy of Arts in Brussels with V. Russo;
    1935 - 1940 – Academy of Belle-Arte, with Cornel Medrea and Constantin Baraschi, Bucharest.

    1940 - 1941, 1945 - 1952 - Professor of Sculpture at the School of Plastic Arts, Chișinău.

    Member of the Plastic Artists Union in the Republic of Moldova


    PROJECTS

    Solo exhibitions:
    1975 - Sculpture, Chișinău, Republic of Moldova;
    1995 - C. Cobizev - 90 years, Chișinău, Republic of Moldova.

    Group exhibitions:
    1930 – Society of Fine Arts in Basarabia (debut);
    1934, 1937 – Official Salons, Bucharest;
    1951 - 1981 - Chișinău Republic of Moldova;
                         - Moscow, Russia;
    1963 - Hungary;
    1968 - Mongolia;
    1969 - Italy.

    Monumental works:
    1947 – Moldavian woman head (wood);
    1961 – Wood cutter from Rucăr (gyps);
    1962 – Countrywoman from Câmpulung (metal);
             - Găgăuza / The girl from Ciadâr-Lunga (metal);
    1965 – The hack woman (bronze);
             - Student (metal);
    1971 – Decorative relief Recolta (copper);
    1977 - Aurica (copper);
    1980 – Sculptural composition Women from Tatarbunar (3 pieces, metal)
    1981 - Landlady (metal).
     
    Distinctions:
    1937 - Anastasie Simu Prize;
    1965 – Artist of the People in the Moldavian Soviet Socialist Republic (RSSM);
    1968 – State Prize.
     


    BIBLIOGRAPHY

    Cezza, Lev, Claudia Cobizeva, Moscova, 1959.
    Toma, Ludmila, Claudia Cobizeva, Chișinău, 1978.

    Fundația Culturală META, Un secol de sculptură românească. Dicționar A-D, Colecția SINTEZE, Editura META, 2001, pp. 128 - 129.

    Surse web:
    http://ro.wikipedia.org/wiki/Claudia_Cobizev