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Silvana Martinescu Exlibris


Silvana Martignoni was born in Busto Arsizio, she attended the Art High School and the “Brera” Academy of Fine Arts in Milan with her final thesis on the “visionary” poet and engraver William Blake. Later she specialized in engraving techniques at Urbino .

Since the early years of her artistic activity she focused her interest on the purest engraving techniques (drypoint, mezzotint, etching, etc..). She has a passion for mezzotint (graining the plate with rocker only), an ancient technique that lends itself to her design, subtle, strong and decisive , enriched in tonal values close to painting.

In general she has many solo exhibitions and numerous participations in all the major graphic international events, obtaining prizes and honorable mentions. In 1983 she was awarded first prize in the XXII edition of the Joan Mirò International Drawing Award from the Fundació Joan Mirò in Barcelona. In 2016 she is winner as ”Excelence work” in the “2ndJogja International Miniprint Biennale (JMB) 2016” Yogyakarta,Indonesia.

In the recent years she approaches the Ex Libris World, taking part in  numerous and qualifying international events:

  • Major Ex Libris awards: 2013 “Ju Qi Cup,
  • The 1st International Prints & Exlibris EXPO  Shanghai, China: awarded “Bronze prize” in 2013
  • 7° Concorso Internazionale ex libris Biblioteca di Bodio Lomnago”,Varese,Italy: awarded “ 3rd prize and honourable mention”;
  • The 3rd Guangzhou International Exlibris and Mini print Biennial 2014” China: awarded “Excellent Exlibris” in 2014; 
  • The 8th International Exlibris Fu Xian Zhai, Shanghai”, China: awarded “Excellent Exlibris”;
  • 2015 “Chang Zhou Wu Jin,The 1st International Prints & Exlibris EXPO”, China: awarded “Excellent Exlibris”;
  • 2016   “4th Guangzhou International Exlibris and Mini - Prints Biennial 2016”, Cina : awarded “Excellent Mini – Prints” and awarded “Excellent Exlibris”.
  • Jury Report at the Ex Libris International Competition "The Enchanted Woods" in the 2014, 2015 and 2016 editions.

Her Artwork:












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Exlibris Marina Teradus


The artist was born in Angarsk (Irkutsk), Russia in 1961 and soon moved to Latvia, where she spent many years and graduated (MFA) from the University of Fine Arts of Latvia in Riga. Artist multifaceted, an a outstanding specializing in etching, mezzotint, aquatint and drypoint.
Terauds’ work is full of beautiful detail, faint color, and a wide variety of subject matters. Every print contains its own mystery, identity, and stylistic elements. Terauds’ viewers and collectors have a great appreciation for her uniqueness and spiritual alchemy.
Terauds received her Master degree in printmaking from the Latvian Academy of Arts. She has been a recipient of many awards and recognition including the Medal of the 3 rd Biennale of Ex Libris in Grudziadz, Poland in 1993; 1st prize of International Exhibition of Small Graphic Art in Beius, Romania in 1994; 1st prize of International Exibition of Ex Libris Ciurlionis-120 in Vilnius, Lithuania in 1996; and most recently Best in Category at the Perrysburg Art Fair Ohio in 2005.
Terauds’ solo exhibitions include Sasel Haus in Gramburg, Germany in 1994 and 1995; Gallery of Graphic Arts in Tokyo, Japan in 1999; and Starkweather Gallery in Romeo, Michigan. Terauds has also exhibited in many group exhibitions including the International Ex Libris Biennale in Vilnius, Lithuania in 2005; International Contemporary Engraving Biennial in Romania in 2005; International Ex Libris Biennale in Sint-Niklass, Belgium in 2003; and the V Graphic Art Biennale, Dry Point in Uzice, Yugoslavia in 2002.
Art lovers will appreciate the unique style and perfect technique of engraving that, over the centuries, is also perpetuated by the hands of Marina Terauds.

Her  Artwork


Marina Teradus Marina Teradus
Marina Teradus Marina Teradus
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