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Born in April 14, 1948 in Giurgiu, lives and works in Ploiesti.

He's a graduate of The School of Fine Arts and Technical College of Architecture.

He started drawing in 1973 in URZICA - Humour Magazine.

He published over 4000 cartoons in magazines and newspapers in Romania and other countries. He illustrated 7 humor books.

Since 1991 he is a free lancer and worked for: OPINIA PUBLICA, ZIARUL FINANCIAR, SOCUL COTIDIAN, CUGET LIBER, JURNALUL DE PRAHOVA, GAZETA PRAHOVEI, PRAHOVA, MONITORUL and VIATA PRAHOVEI daily newspapers.

Since 2007, and until 2010 he was  cartoonist-editorialist at TELEGRAFUL DE PRAHOVA daily newspaper and cartoonist for PLAI CU BOI Magazine and REBUS BIS Magazine.

Elected Cartoonist of the Year 2002 in Romania.

Since 1993 at ECHINOX Publishing House, art director.

Personal exhibitions: Ploiesti 1980, 1986, 1988, 1993, Giurgiu 1983, 1991, Bucharest 1984, 2006, Fredrikstad 1990 (Norway), Tolentino 2001 (Italy), and Tehran 2004 (Iran).

Since 1979 he participated to international exhibitions in Bulgaria, Italy, Turkey, Canada, Yugoslavia, Croatia, Macedonia, Belgium, Holland, Japan, France, Cuba, Poland, Germany, Brasil, Mexic, Spain, Norway, Indonesia,U.K., Russia, Ukraina, Korea, Iran, Israel, Taiwan, Australia, Argentina, Colombia, Slovakia, Albania, Slovenia, Portugal, Egypt, Cehia, Greece, USA, U.A. Emirates, China, Austria, Sweden, Syria, Cyprus, India and Romania (over 400 participations at international exhibitions).

AWARDS: - 96 international prizes - 24 national prizes.

He was member of the international jury at Anglet 1986 (France), Istanbul N. Hodja 1997 (Turkey), Beijing 2004 (China), Tabriz 2004 (Iran), Sofia 2007 (Bulgaria), Aydin Dogan 2007 (Turkey), AzCartoon 2007 (Azerbaijan), Don Quichotte 2008 (Germany), CITY Complexities 2008 (Iran), Syria Cartoon 2008 (Syria) , Azercartoon 2009 (Azerbaijan) and many others.