About:  Liviu Ivanov

  • I am an artist born in 1952, in Romania and now living in California.
  • I came to the US in 1965 and lived in NY until 1984 when I moved with my wife and daughter to California.
  • I have attended Vassar College and received a degree in Political Science in 1975.
  • Between 1987 and 2014 I have worked for the State of California as a software developer.  I am currently retired from working with software, except for this web site, and am slowly getting back to creating art.
  • I have not 'made my living' with art but I do like working with oils, drawing with pastels and finishing works in glass.   I am a nut about taking lots and lots of photos, mostly digital but for the special moments with my 6x7 medium format Pentax.  I have done some stained glass pieces, all highly geometric, and, fused glass.  
  • My other interests are: staying fit swimming, some running, for the past 10 years I have run in a 10k race in Ashland, Oregon and struggling with tennis and German.  The German interest might seem odd, it would have seemed strange to me when I was 20, but it has made more accessible to me the classical music that I like - Mozart, Schubert and the operas of Richard Strauss.  
  • In the future I hope to complete some works I have started as fused glass pieces, do more portraits and learn about the process used to create works such as those done by Lalique.   
  • The art works displayed in this web site, unless labeled otherwise - such as 'Some Art I like,' are all mine done between about 1976 and 2015.
  • You can contact me at ivanov.liviu@gmail.com.

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