Horia Bernea (1938-2000) was one of the most influential Romanian artists since the 1960s. After incomplete studies of mathematics and architecture, Horia Bernea graduated from the Pedagogical Institute in Bucharest, with a specialization in drawing. In the 70s he participated in numerous exhibitions abroad at the Richard Demarco Gallery (1970-1971), Sigi Krauss Gallery (1971), Compass Gallery, Glasgow (1971), Generative Art Gallery, London (1976), and in Romania with the cycle of solo exhibitions Hill. In 1971 he receives the prize „François Stahly” at the Paris Biennale. In 1990 he becomes director of the Museum of Romanian Peasant. Among his more recent solo exhibitions: the retrospective Horia Bernea (National Museum of Art, Bucharest, 1997) and Horia Bernea – Real Time (MNAC, 2010).