Romanian stage designer. A graduate of the Academia de Arte Plastice (Academy of Fine Arts) of Iași, Maria Dimitrescu worked at the Puppet Theatre of Brașov (see Teatrul pentru copii Arlechino) where she made her name creating images that were both pictorial and powerful, including: Ucenicul vrăjitor (The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, 1963), directed by Bujor Râpeanu, and Tragedia regelui Ottokar (The Tragedy of King Ottokar, 1965), written by George Călinescu. She was an innovative artist and used unusual materials for her sets. After she retired, Maria Dimitrescu relocated to Germany.

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