Ion Severin is a visionary and master illustrator. His work is well known abroad. He exhibited in Riga, Latvia in 1994, in Lubeck, Germany in 1995 and in Paris, France in 1997, 1998 and 2000 and then again in Strasbourg, France in 2009. All of these exhibitions met with great success. His work is housed in public and private collections around the world. He has illustrated more than one hundred books, many of which were honoured with awards at national and international book fairs and exhibitions. In 2000, one of Severin’s works was selected to be the cover of the first 2000 issue of The Journal of International Children’s Literature “Book Bird”. The artist’s works, according to the evaluation of specialists, are actually a new and remarkable phenomenon in contemporary art. He works primarily with pen and ink but also works with pastels, and paints in oils.During French President Jacques Chirac’s official visit to Chisinau, Republic of Moldova, in 1998, Moldova’s President selected one of Severin’s works to be presented as a gift, to President Chirac.
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