Corneliu Dragan-Targoviste

International Member

Societies & associations:
National Watercolour Society San Pedro California



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About the artist:

Born in Bucharest on 3 March 1956.
1981 Graduate of the University of Civil Engineering , Faculty of Building Services.
Attended free studies of painting with maestro Horea Cucerzan and sketching with sculptor Iorgos Iliopolos.
1981 – 1991 Published satirical graphics and commercials in the current newspapers and magazines of the time: „The Bee”, Crosswords – Flacara, the children’s magazine „The Daring Youth”.
1988 Signed the stenography and scenery of theatre plays like „Insir-te margarite” by The Romanian playwright Victor Eftimiu performed by the theatrical company of the Doctor’s College in Hospital Dealu from Targoviste.

1990 Retires from his position of civil engineer to fully and exclusively indulge himself in art.
1990 Founding member of the newspaper „The voice of the Citadel” in Targoviste where he signs the graphics.
1991 – 2002 Strong cooperation with art galleries in France and Germany.

Church painting
2002 – 2010 Paints the emperors icons on the iconostasis and the votive portrait of His Holy Highness Nifon, Archbishop of Targoviste in the Church of Archangels Michael and Gabriel and other iconostases in different churches in the county of Dambovita.

Personal exhibitions of painting and watercolor painting in Romania and abroad

2016 Gallery Artelor National Military Circle, Solo Show 2016 Bucharest
2015 Gallery U-ART  Solo Show 2015 Bucharest.
2015 Romania’s Embassy in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Riad, Saudi Arabia.

Collective exhibitions of painting and watercolor painting in Romania and abroad

2016 International Watercolour Society Canada Biennale 2016, Vancouver, Canada.
2016 Watercolour Biennial Belgrade 2016 – Belgrade, Serbia.
2016 Jinling Art Museum – National Traveling Exhibition Shenzhen Biennial 2015-2016, China.
2016 Large Size Watercolour International Exhibition Mexico City,
2015 International Watercolour Mail Art Exhibition – “GLIMPSES OF EVERYDAY LIFE” – Gavedarou Art  Gallery, Thessalonika  Greece 2015 Internaţional Watercolour Biennial CASTRA 2015 Ajdovscina, Slovenia.
2015 Expoziţia internationala de acuarela “FabrianoInAcquarello” – Fabriano, Italia.
2014 Bienala Internaţională de Acuarelă Estaimbourg, Belgium,
2013 – Salonul Internaţional de Acuarela de la Aiguillon – France.
2013 The Long Gallery, Hanbury Hall, Droitwich, UK.
2013 Granary Art Gallery – BWS – Weston Park, UK.

Corneliu’s Works are held in individual and national collections in:
Romania, Israel, France, Germany, Turkey, Spain, Russia, United States, Switzerland , Czech Republic, Belgium, Holland, Brazil.