Work by Traian Filip, Abel Galvan, and Igor Melnikov just entered the collection of Global Ties. This fascinating organization is “one of 92 community organizations in the nation that implement the prestigious U.S. State Department’s International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) in the U.S. Global Ties U.S. has an impressive alumni roster of more than 350 current and former heads of state worldwide, including Britain’s Margaret Thatcher and Mexico’s Felipe Calderon.”
18 January 2018
Born in Bucharest, Romania, Traian Alexandru Filip took his Master’s degree from the ‘Ioan Grigorescu’ Institute of Fine Arts. As a painter, etcher and sculptor, he held one-man shows in Romania, Italy, Sweden and the United States and took part in several dozens of national and international group exhibitions. Of his numerous awards, we mention the National Union of Fine Arts Award (Romania), the UNICEF Award for Graphic Art and the Silver Medal of The Society of Illustrators (USA). His works have been acquired for museum and private collections in Romania, the United States, Japan and Europe, including the Vatican. From 1989 to his tragic and premature death he lived and worked in the United States.