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Dan Bancila (born 1943, Bucharest, Romania), visual artist specialized in glass and metal.He graduated in 1969 the Fine arts Institute "Nicolae Grigorescu", Bucharest, Romania, and is known for his glass, crystal and bronze art works. He has exhibited extensively in Romania and abroad, including the Japan Glass Fair in Tokyo (1987), the Contemporary Glass and Crystal Sculptures in Liege, Belgium (1989), the renowned Corning Museum of Glass in the United States (1979), and the London Decorative Arts, England (1981).In 2001, he was awarded The Order "Rang of Comandor" from the President of Romania, and in 2003, the Prize of the Romanian Union of Visual Artists. His works can be seen in museums in Valencia - Spain, Corning - New York, Rome - Italy, Kassel Coburg - Germany, Bucharest - Romania and the Glasmuseet Ebeltoft Museum in Denmark.


1969 Institute of Fine Arts „Nicolae Grigorescu”, Bucharest, class of the professors Zoe Baicoianu and I. Popescu,

N.Tonitza Highscool

Recognition and Awards

2008 "Personality of the Year – Decorative Arts" Award, Bucharest

2003 Prize of the Romanian Union of Visual Artists

2001 The Order 'Rang of Comandor' from the President of Romania, Cotroceni Palace, Bucharest

1993 "Flacara" Award, Bucharest

1992 Distinguished Artist Silver Award, Kristall Macht Project, Interfaith American Institute, Philadelphia, U.S.A.

1977 Diploma of Honor at “Coburger Glass Preis”, Coburg, Gemany

1976 1st European Exhibition 'Coburger Glass Preis' Prize, Coburg, Germany

1974 "Ex-aequo” Award, International Ceramic Art Competition, Perugia, Italy

1973 International Contest of Gdansk, Poland


2016 Group exhibition, Decorative Art, Senso Gallery, Bucharest, Romania

2015 Group exhibition, Craiova, Romania

2015 Group exhibition, Decorative Art, Senso Gallery, Bucharest, Romania

2014 "Continuity in the Arts of Fire’’, Bucharest

2014 Group exhibition, Unarte 150 years of C.S.M, Bucharest, Romania

2012 Special guest – Painting exhibition "Wave", Tempo Hotel, Bucharest, Romania

2011 Glass Salon Exhibition, Orizont Gallery, Bucharest, Romania

2010 Group exhibition, Orizont Gallery, Bucharest, Romania

2009 Participated in the Exhibition "Sky – Glass", Romexpo, Bucharest, Romania

2009 Exhibition in Paris, France

2008 Group exhibition “Conexiuni Armane”, Orizont Gallery, Bucharest, Romania

2007 Decorative Arts National Salon, Bucharest, Romania

2005 "Recipient" Exhibition, Orizont Gallery, Bucharest, Romania

2004 Glass Salon, Orizont Gallery, Bucharest, Romania

2004 The Arts of Fire, 3rd Edition, Apollo Gallery, Bucharest, Romania

2003 Decorative Arts Municipal Salon, Apollo Gallery, Bucharest

2003 Glass Salon, Bucharest, Romania

2002 Solo Exhibition, Apollo Gallery, Bucharest

2001 Glass Salon, Simeza Gallery, Bucharest

2000 L’Eurofeu du pays de Liege, Belgium

1998 The Arts of Fire, Bucharest, Romania

1997 Group exhibition, Bucharest

1997 Exhibition. Ressado, Calderon Gallery, Bucharest

1996 Exhibition at Galerie Expressions, Geneva, Switzerland

1995 Kanazawa, Japan

1992 Nimagine, France

1992 International Glass, Kanazawa, Japan

1992 Monthey, Galerie des Marmmettes, Switzerland

1992 Dominus Gallery, Bucharest

1990 Glass International Exhibition, Kanazawa, Japan

1989 "Contemporary Glass and Crystal Sculptures in Europe” International Exhibition Liege, Belgium

1988 International Glass, Kanazawa, Japan

1987 Glass Exhibition,Tokyo, Japan

1984,Amsterdam “Rosen” Galerie, Orvelte, Hilversum, Holland

1983 Exhibition at Slavia Gallery, Bremen, Germany

1981 Group exhibition, Valencia, Spain

1981 Exhibition at the Romanian Academy, Rome, Italy

1981 Exhibition London Decorative Arts, London, England

1980 “Zentralschweizer Glasspreis”, Lucerne, Switzerland

1979 Participated at the International Exhibition at the "Corning Museum of Glass”, New York, U.S.A

1975 Solo Exhibition, Simeza Gallery, Bucharest, Romania

1974 Exhibition in Athens, Greece

1974 Exhibition in London, England

1974 Exhibition in Erfurt, Germany

1974 International Exhibition, Budapest, Hungary

1974 Exhibition in San Marino

1973 Solo Exhibition, Galateea Gallery, Bucharest, Romania

1973 “Hypostasis”, Noua Gallery, Bucharest

1972 Exhibition in Tokyo, Japan

1971 Exhibition at Apollo Gallery, Bucharest

1971 Exhibition in Moscow, Russia

1971 International Exhibition, Budapest, Hungary

1971 Exhibition in San Marino

1970 Exhibition in Vienna, Austria

1970 Exhibition in Warsaw, Poland

1969 Decorative Arts Triennale, Bucharest, Romania

1969 International Ceramic Art Competition, Florence, Italy

1969 Solo Exhibition, Kalinderu Gallery, Bucharest,Romania

1968 Glass and Ceramics Salon, Bucharest,Romania