Myra Landau

Myra Landau is an artist and painter involved in art research, born in Bucarest, Rumania, on 5th of December, 1926.

Art research helped her to discover and utilize new painting techniques, which allowed her to express herself through a completely personal and intimate language.

Art critics, like Arancy Amaral, Frederico de Morais (Brazil), Jorge A. Manrique and Rita Eder have recognised Myra Landau’s artistic contribution and describing it with considerable esteem.

The Artist has lived for a considerable time in other countries rich with culture and social diversity. Her diverse culture has given her a cosmopolitan outlook. For example, the period she spent in Brazil where, in collaboration with Master Osvaldo Goeldi, she created a big culture in engraving and incision techniques.

Moreover, life spent in other countries like France, England, United State of America and Mexico have allowed her to strengthen her mastery of artistic expression.

In Mexico, Myra Landau introduced a new technique of engraving on metal, utilizing acids, and thereby creating the trend of "Metal Relieve".

The Metal Relieve trend earned her innumerable comments and issues in the important magazine "El Nuevo arte de los metal" especially from the universally known art critic Paul Westheim and many articles from the great connoisseur of art, the reviewer and historian Jorge Olvera.

Myra Landau, thanks to her art-cultural contribution had the opportunity of giving her first individual exhibition in Mexico in 1963. The catalogue was written by Paul Westheim.

The Artist did not stop with "engraving art" but continued her in-depth research finally succeeding through the expression of pastel on raw linen.

In 1974 she began working as teacher in the Veracruzana University in the faculty of Fine Arts.

In 1975 she became a full-time researcher for the Institute of Aesthetics and Artistic Creation at the same University.

At the moment, Myra Landau’s portfolio contains more than sixty individual exhibitions and approximately one hundred and fifty collective exhibitions in different countries;(Mexico, France, Italy, Brazil, United States, Peru, Uruguay, Spain, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, etc.).

From 1994, she has been resident in Rome, Italy.