Teodor Moraru (1938-2011) was born in Îndărăptnici, a village in today’s Republic of Moldova. In 1944 his family flees to Romania, settling in Fundata commune, in Brașov county.
In 1963 Moraru graduates the Technical School of Architecture in Bucharest (STACO). During this time, however, his interest shifts towards painting, and in 1968 Moraru joins the Poiana Mărului Group, an intellectual circle of artists founded by Horia Bernea. In 1971 Moraru holds his first solo exhibition at “Simeza Gallery” in Bucharest.
He died in Bucharest in 2011.
Selected Prizes and Honours
1991, The Special Prize of The Romanian Art Union
1993, “Ion Andreescu” Prize from Romanian Academy
1996, First Prize for Painting – UNDP/ ONU
2001, First Prize for Painting of “Millenium2001” Exhibition
2001, Special Prize at “Lascăr Viorel” Exhibition – Piatra Neamț, Romania
2002, Prize for Painting – The Art Museum of Bacău, Romania
2004, The Prize of Minister of Culture of The Republic of Moldova
2004, Awarded the Cultural Distinction of a “Great Officer”
2004, The Great Prize – The Romanian Art Union