Interview with Teodor Stefaroi, Painter
Interviewer: Vassiliki V. Pappa
Teodor Stefaroi was born in Northern Romania where he studied sculpture with Irimescu, Guguianu and then with Covataru at the National Fine-Arts University of Iasi. Actually, he was in Paris where he started painting as self-therapy.
Teodor, you belong to the big art family. Tell us about your family...
I am the last to come from a six-children family in the north of Romania, under the dictatorship of the 70s, in a charming little city at the confluence of nationalities, cultures and religions. At that time, culture was a very present activity in the life of people around me. I think that this was due to the several restrictions of the political regime. Although, I was the youngest of my family, I started very soon to read and write and later to try drawing the images in the books or on the walls around me, so I can tell that I draw "since always". I had a really, really happy childhood, until the Time was able to adopt me too...