Valentina Rusu-Ciobanu (1920–2021) was a painter and stage designer. She studied at the Academy of Fine Arts, Iași, and at the llya Repin Republican School of Fine Arts, Chișinău. She received many awards, including the Order of the Republic of Moldova in 1996 and the Cultural Merit Order Grand Officer of Romania in 2020. Her work has been shown in over 200 exhibitions in Moldova, Romania, Russia, Germany, Poland, Canada, and other countries in Europe and Asia. To celebrate the artist’s centenary in 2020, four retrospective exhibitions were organized in museums and galleries in Bucharest and Chișinău. Rusu Ciobanu lived and worked in Chișinău.


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