The Tyler Collection of Romanian and Modern Art comprises more than 1500 items - paintings, works on paper, sculptures, ceramics, religious icons, books, catalogues, posters, photographs, research essays and letters.
In 2013, the Collection was generously gifted to the University of Tasmania by Geoffrey and Frances Tyler.
It is a rich and diverse collection consisting primarily of communist-era Romanian art, but also contains artworks from Australia, Europe, Africa and the US. The Collection allows us a glimpse into the artistic activity occurring under Romanian communist rule of the 1970s and 80s. It is an extraordinary assemblage to have travelled out of that time and place, and adds a profound cultural dimension to the University of Tasmania's Fine Art Collection. If you have an enquiry please contact us.
Corneliu Petrescu, born in Slanic in 1924 was persuaded by his parents to study medicine and became a medical researcher. However his passion for art…