Frances Tyler

The artists: Horia Bernea, Ştefan Câlţia, Marin Gherasim, Vasile Gorduz, Marcel Guguianu, Sorin Ilfoveanu, Georgeta Năpăruş, Ion Nicodim, Ion Pacea, Corneliu Petrescu, Silvia Radu, Gheorghe Şaru, Icon Workshop

The book is illustrated in color throughout, including a catalogue of 40 plates and a checklist of the collection’s 91 artworks

Despite Ceauşescu:


A Collection of Romanian Art

Frances’s Bio

Frances Tyler headed Publications at the National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution for nearly three decades and then became their strategic planning officer.

She holds master’s degrees from Oxford University (St. Hilda’s College, English Language and Literature, 1974) and the Wharton School (Business Administration, 1992). She has lived in Washington, DC, for almost fifty years and shares her late husband’s fondness for cats.

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“It is truly extraordinary to me that so much beauty
has sprung from such dark times in Romania,
and that is what this book wishes to capture.”

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