Sultana Maitec

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Title

Sultana Maitec

Type

person

Birth Date

1928

Birthplace

Livezi

Death Date

2016

Occupation

artist

Biographical Text

Sultana Maitec was of Megleno-Romanian origins and was born in 1928 in Livezi, a village in the Greek Pindos mountains, 12km from the capital of classical Macedonia.

She graduated from the Institute of Fine Arts in Bucharest in 1955, the same year she began participating in state-organised national exhibitions. She also exhibited internationally: Minsk (1959), Budapest (1960), Prague, Paris (1968), Turin, Tel Aviv (1969), Rome (1979), Athens (1984), London (1986). She also had solo exhibitions in Bucharest (1967), Paris (1968), Edinburgh (1969), Dusseldorf (1971).

Maitec made several study trips before Ceausescu’s era, including trips to Czechoslovakia (1959), Bulgaria and USSR (1961), Hungary (1963).

Maitec’s decorative art, such as the mosaic at Vasile Alecsandri High School in Iasi, is characterised by simplification and symbolism and her use of yellow and gold, which is rooted in pre-Byzantine, pre-Classical use of gold.

In 1975 she received the Order of Cultural Merit, and a higher Order in 2004. In 1989 she received the Ion Andreescu Prize from the Romanian Academy.

She was married to the sculptor Ovidiu Maitec. Their son, Stephane, is a fashion photographer in Paris.


Entry authored by Dr Alex Popescu, Dec 2016

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Citation

“Sultana Maitec,” Tyler Collection of Romanian and Modern Art: University of Tasmania, accessed July 23, 2017, http://tylercollection.omeka.net/items/show/903.