Collection ASM0017 - Constantin and Georgeta Aramescu papers

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ASM0017

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Constantin and Georgeta Aramescu papers

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A native of Romania, Miami sculptor Constantin (Ticu) Emil Aramescu (1914-66) came to the United States in 1948. He received a law degree from the University of Bucharest and an art degree from American University. He held a position in the Foreign Law Division of the Library of Congress for six years and also worked as a commercial photographer in New York City.

Ticu Aramescu travelled widely, studying art in the museums of Spain, France, England and Italy. He created sculptures with electronic parts. He later included natural materials, drift wood

and burnt wood pieces, combined with metals, in order to produce structures that reflected the influence of his native Romania and his interest in Eastern philosophy.

Galleries exhibiting Ticu Aramescu's works include the Norton Gallery, Miami Beach Art Center, the Lowe Art Gallery, and others. Aramescu received the second place prize in sculpture at the 1962 Miami Springs Art Festival. He was a member of the Florida Sculpture Association and worked with Free Radio Europe.

The work of Constantin Aramescu appears in the permanent collection of the Norton Gallery in West Palm Beach and at Drury College in Springfield, New Jersey.

Georgeta (Gigi) Aramescu Anderson, Ticu Aramescu's sister, was born in Romania in 1910. She received a law degree from the University of Grenoble, France, and studied art at the Art

Student's League of New York. She worked as a teacher and lecturer and established a reputation for her painting.

Her work, influenced by the folklore and popular style of Romania, is considered to be "of major significance to the contemporary art scene and important to the preservation of Romanian Culture." Gigi Aramescu had individual exhibitions of her works in Florida and New York and her paintings were also shown with Ticu's sculptures.

Gigi Aramescu received over twenty awards in local, regional and national exhibitions, including the National Juried Exhibition, the Four Arts Society, Palm Beach, and the Lowe Art Gallery, University of Miami. Her paintings remain in the permanent collections of the Norton Gallery, Miami Museum of Modern Art, Lowe Art Gallery and a number of collections in Austria,

Italy, France, Spain, Turkey and other countries.

<p style="color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: Verdana, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px;"> A native of Romania, Miami sculptor Constantin (Ticu) Emil Aramescu (1914-66) came to the United States in 1948. He received a law degree from the University of Bucharest and an art degree from American University. He held a position in the Foreign Law Division of the Library of Congress for six years and also worked as a commercial photographer in New York City.

<p style="color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: Verdana, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px;"> <span style="font-size: 12.8px;">Ticu Aramescu travelled widely, studying art in the museums of Spain, France, England and Italy. He created sculptures with electronic parts. He later included natural materials, drift wood </span><span style="font-size: 12.8px;">and burnt wood pieces, combined with metals, in order to produce structures that reflected the influence of his native Romania and his interest in Eastern philosophy.</span>

<p style="color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: Verdana, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px;"> <span style="font-size: 12.8px;">Galleries exhibiting Ticu Aramescu's works include the Norton Gallery, Miami Beach Art Center, the Lowe Art Gallery, and others. Aramescu received the second place prize in sculpture at the 1962 Miami Springs Art Festival. He was a member of the Florida Sculpture Association and worked with Free Radio Europe. </span><span style="font-size: 12.8px;">The work of Constantin Aramescu appears in the permanent collection of the Norton Gallery in West Palm Beach and at Drury College in Springfield, New Jersey.</span>

<p style="color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: Verdana, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px;"> <span style="font-size: 12.8px;">Georgeta (Gigi) Aramescu Anderson, Ticu Aramescu's sister, was born in Romania in 1910. She received a law degree from the University of Grenoble, France, and studied art at the Art </span><span style="font-size: 12.8px;">Student's League of New York. She worked as a teacher and lecturer and established a reputation for her painting. </span><span style="font-size: 12.8px;">Her work, influenced by the folklore and popular style of Romania, is considered to be "of major significance to the contemporary art scene and important to the preservation of Romanian Culture." Gigi Aramescu had individual exhibitions of her works in Florida and New York and her paintings were also shown with Ticu's sculptures.</span>

<p style="color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: Verdana, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px;"> <span style="font-size: 12.8px;">Gigi Aramescu received over twenty awards in local, regional and national exhibitions, including the National Juried Exhibition, the Four Arts Society, Palm Beach, and the Lowe Art Gallery, University of Miami. Her paintings remain in the permanent collections of the Norton Gallery, Miami Museum of Modern Art, Lowe Art Gallery and a number of collections in Austria, </span><span style="font-size: 12.8px;">Italy, France, Spain, Turkey and other countries.</span>

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The papers of Romanian artists Ticu Aramescu and his sister, Gigi Aramescu Anderson, contain exhibit programs, newspaper clippings, photographs of Gigi's paintings and of Ticu's sculptures. Newspaper clippings from Crónica, The Miami News, and Romanian newspapers, dated 1966-1981, cover exhibitions of the artists' works.

Exhibition programs from the Norton Gallery and Miami Museum of Modern Art document individual and joint showings. The papers also contain photographs of Ticu Aramescu's sculptures and of Gigi's paintings. Photographs also include several of Gigi Aramescu's presentation at Drury College in Springfield, New Jersey as well as sculpture and paintings from her home. Titles identify most of the photographed artworks.

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This collection is open for research.

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Constantin and Georgeta Aramescu Papers Finding Aid© 2006 University of Miami. All rights reserved. Permission to publish materials must be obtained in writing from the Head of Special Collections.

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  • English
  • Romanian

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Gift of Georgeta Aramescu Anderson, 1983

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Holdings in the University of Miami Libraries:

Comarnescu, Petru. The Aramescus: Constantin-Ticu Aramescu, Georgeta-Gigi Aramescu Anderson. (Bucharest: "Meridiane," 1972)

Aramescu Anderson, Georgeta. De la Pacific, la Dunare: fratii Aramescu. (Iasi: "Junimea", 1978)

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