What were you doing at age two? My guess is probably nothing of note. While the rest of us were crawling around and eating soft foods, Alexandra Nechita was drawing up a storm and launching her career as a world-renowned cubist painter.
Born in communist Romania, Alexandra, whose parents fled to the United States three months before she was born, is now one of the most famous contemporary artists worldwide. Often compared to Picasso and Matisse, this young prodigy had her first art exhibit at a Los Angeles public library at the tender age of eight. Trading Barbies for brushes, Alexandra’s family knew she was born with a gift and encouraged her hone her skills to develop her natural talent.
Once Alexandra landed on the art world’s radar, the accolades she received were fast and furious. Considered “one of the great ones”, she was invited to Paris to work at the Mourlot Press at age 10, an opportunity that is only reserved for a select few. She has since created themed logos for events such as the 1997 Grammy Awards, Polaroid’s 50th anniversary and made a series of paintings entitled “Winning Together” for the Special Olympics.
Today, Alexandra has paintings displayed in the UK, France, Switzerland, Japan, the Netherlands, Italy, New Zealand and Australia, and she was chosen by the World Federation of the United Nations to lead a Global Arts Initiative involving more than one hundred nations worldwide. Recently, the year 2001 brought Alexandra the incredible honour of being named an Ambassador of Peace by the United Nations.
A powerful talent who is using art to change the world, Alexandra Nechita is a Girl Who Gets It.
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