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Walter Friedrich 1931 – 1996 (Landscape, Old Town – Baia Mare, winter)

Walter Friedrich

1931 – 1996

Born in Luduș, Mureş County, Walter Friedrich is a graduate of the Nicolae Grigorescu Institute of Fine Arts in Bucharest and the Ion Andreescu Institute of Fine Arts in Cluj-Napoca.

Formed under the guidance of the great painter Professor Miklossy Gabor, he became in 1962 a member of the Plastic Artists Union in Romania. Formed and perfected as an artist in Baia Mare, his graphics are part of the dramatic expressionist style. The period of artistic maturity was a prolific and productive one, with a rich and diverse public presence through numerous participations in collective and group exhibitions organized in the country and in Poland, Sweden and Hungary.

Hes present work translates an urban scene as it was shaped during the 1970s, the spatial location being given by the St. Stephen’s Tower as well as the Holy Trinity church, both from the distant plan. “…the theatricality of his engraving works was rendered by the black and white play, by the interpenetration of the two universes so antagonistic. Black can be both an affirmation or a negation.” – (Laura Teodora Ghinea).

Walter Friedrich 1931 – 1996
(Peisaj, Centrul vechi – Baia Mare, iarna)