Wanda Sechelarie Vladimirescu – Characters


-painting in watercolors


Wanda Sachelarie-Vladimirescu (b. January 24, 1916, Constanța, Romania – d. April 6, 2008) was a Romanian painter and graphic artist.

She was the daughter of doctor Emil Sachelarie and his wife Eugenia Sachelarie Wanda. In 1922 the family moved to Bucharest. In 1940 she married the engineer Ion Vlad Vladimirescu.

Wanda Sachelarie finished high school at the “Marica Brâncoveanu” Central School for Girls in Bucharest.

He studied between 1934 and 1938 at the Academy of Arts in Bucharest, in the class of Jean Alexandru Steriadi, and in the engraving workshop of Simion Iucă. He had as teachers Frederic Storck, Francisc Reiner, George Matei Cantacuzino, H. Theodoru, Alexandru Tzigara-Samurcaș.

In 1938 he went to study at the Académie de la Grande Chaumière in Paris, in the class of Jean Darna.

He had his first solo exhibition in 1947, at the Dalles Hall in Bucharest.

Between 1947 and 1957 his works were not received in exhibitions due to his refusal to adopt socialist realism.

After 1957 he was able to exhibit again, both at home and abroad. Her works were oil paintings, engravings and glass paintings, in the style of icon painters from Transylvania in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.