Pavel Ilie (1927-1995) graduated from the Institute of Fine Arts, Bucharest, in 1955 and immigrated to Switzerland 1977. In 1969, he takes part, together with the 111 group from Timișoara, in the Constructivist Biennale in Nürnberg. He participates in the group exhibition Romanian Art Today at the Richard Demarco Gallery in Edinburgh in 1971, and two year later he opens a solo exhibition at the same gallery. In 1974, the New Gallery in Bucharest organizes the first solo exhibition in Romania with works by Pavel Ilie.
Pavel Ilie, view from the exhibition Art and Nature (1976), Galeria Nouă, Bucharest, digital prints. Photo credit: Photo by Decebal Scriba