Bledmann’s donation has been revealed to visitors. Suțu Palace will host the exhibition “Hortensia Masichievici-Mișu – Engraving as a Passion”

“Ioana and Alexandru Beldiman presented the Bucharest City Museum, during 2021, a generous and varied collection that enriches the Bucharest Art Gallery. The pieces have special artistic and documentary qualities and have been collected, depending on their source, in Nicolai (Nicolas) Mito, Hortensia Macishevisi-Mito, and the Fund Nikolai Macishevysi-Mito, the Bildman Family Fund and the Gabriel Popescu Fund.

The fund of Hortensia Masichievici-Mișu, plastic artist (1917-2010) and Nicolae Masichievici-Mișu, engineer (1925-2004) also includes a collection of works by Hortensia Masichievici-Mișu herself: engraving of paintings, engravings, drawings and illustrations. A selection of these works from the donation is presented in the current exhibition. In order to create a more complex picture of the activity of Hortensia Masichievici-Mișu, works already in the Bucharest Pinakoteca heritage, the publications signed by them, as well as some works from the Beldiman family collection are also included. The recognition that the artist has received over time is evidenced by the certificates and medals displayed – among them the Ion Andreescu Award of the Romanian Academy (1994) and the Order of Cultural Merit of the Senior Officer, Fine Art Class (2004)”, stated Angelica Iacob, Head of the MMB Art Department.

“After 1940, Hortensia (Boya) Macičevići, a recent refugee in Bucharest from the ceded city of Chernivtsi, approached the sculptor Oskan Hahn, professor at the Academy of Fine Arts in Bucharest, and knocked on the door of this master’s workshop which she did not know. The future artist’s decision was made to decide another fate.Puia Masichievici realized the silent magic of engraving art near the engraver and church painter Dumitru Dimitriu-Nicolaide, with whom he worked for a while.She contributed to a life-changing step, beyond the case of her father (who was courting drawings at the time his emptiness) and her brief experience as an employee of the National Bank of Bucharest, which showed her that a position as a writer did not suit her. A calling for art had become a decision. In the 1990s, at the other end of life, marked by painting and engraving, Puia Masichievici exhibited colorful drawings, poetic geometric shapes, Obtained using new computer technologies.An organized work on different stylistic sequences, from realism to surrealism and abstraction, the works of Puia Masichievici were born in succession from the artistic trends that have been emphasized during the last century.

What I have always admired about Puia Masichievici is the continuity, tireless perseverance, and perseverance of effort forward. Through this ethic and through this strategy, Puia Masichievici brilliantly positions herself in the ranks of the artists who crossed the 20th century for us,” said Ioana Bildman, art historian.


Ortensia (Boia) Macičevići-Micho (September 16, 1917, Chitila – January 12, 2010, Bucharest) graduated from the Chernivtsi Law Faculty (1939) and the Bucharest Academy of Fine Arts (1947), under the supervision of Professors Nicolae Dărăscu and Camil Ressu) in the third years and the fourth of the study, as well as the free Academy courses of Professor Marcel Guguiano. Between 1953-1959 he worked on religious painting with Dumitru Demetriou Nicolaide. The painter taught her both in murals and tempera techniques, as well as in Lenocot and woodcarving.

Over time, the artist especially asserted herself as a graphic artist. Hortensia Masichievici debuted with “Portrait of a Girl” at the Official Autumn Salon in 1943 (drawing, engraving, poster) and became a member of the Union of Plastic Artists in 1958, making four engravings for this purpose which she then presented at the Moscow International Exhibition of the same year .

Hortensia Masichievici-Mișu participated in annual drawings, painting and sculpture salons, decorative art exhibitions, and Roman art events abroad. Among his participations in international exhibitions we mention the 30th edition of the Venice Biennale in 1960, with a color line made in 1958, entitled “Peace”. A retrospective exhibition of the artist’s work was organized in 2002 at the ¾ Floor Gallery, the National Theater in Bucharest.

Recently he has done computer aided graphs and written short prose. He published, among others, “The Fate of the Piano”, in the German version, in the volume “Von Reichenbach bis Buenos Aires”, published in Akademie für Ältere, Heidelberg (1996), “A Forgotten House” in the volume “The Story of the Houses” of Dar Symetria Publishing, Bucharest (1999), the short prose volume “Micropole and Other True Stories” (2003), Anima Publishing, a volume of drawings, “Rosfranjeri” (2005), a volume of small engravings, “In the shadow of silence” (2006), In Anima Publishing House, etc.

Hortensia Masichievici-Mișu has received many awards and honors, among them: the Medal “Cultural Merit of the First Class” (1968), the Gold Medal for Engraving from the Academy “Tommaso Campanella” (Rome, 1968), the Prize of the Union of Plastic Artists of Bucharest for her drawings ( 1992), the “Ion Andreescu” prize of the Romanian Academy (1994), the honorary prize of the Chamalière Triennale of Engraving (France, 2000), the “Cultural Merit” of the rank of Grand Officer, Fine Arts category (2004).


The exhibition “Beldiman Donation: Hortensia Masichievici-Mișu – Engraving as Passion”, curated by Angelica Iacop and Ioana Beldiman, will open at Suțu Palace until October 9, 2022.

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