Since Ion Bitzan’s passing in 1997, we – Irina Bitzan, his daughter, and Viky Bitzan, his wife – have assumed the management of the artist’s estate.
His studio of 30 years had to be vacated and works had to be put in storage. We have then managed the large number of loans for exhibitions both in Romania and abroad.
Ion Bitzan’s wish was for his daughter to locate, sort and organize his work and put together a Catalogue Raisonné. This systematized body of work should also be an open resource for research and education to future generations of artists, curators, critics, scholars and collectors.
Despite great efforts of his own, Ion Bitzan had found it impossible to recover a large number of his own works not returned to him by various galleries which had loaned and/or exhibited them. He entrusted Irina Bitzan with the task of locating, cataloguing and reintegrating them into the Bitzan Estate.
The Ion Bitzan Foundation was legally incorporated in March 2016. It is registered in The Hague, Netherlands (KvK nummer 65587332, RSIN nummer 856173836).