March 26, 1999
She's an artist and a young student. Who better to speak at an event called "The Beauty of Color" designed to benefit education? The Friends of Concordia University in Irvine recently got what they wanted in well-known teen painter Alexandra Nechita. The 13-year-old, who has been called "the petite Picasso" because of her use of color, spoke at a luncheon at the Newport Beach Marriott about character development in youngsters and the importance of education.
April 26, 1996 |
Perhaps if she didn't believe in angels, and destiny, and the pure, immigrants' version of the American Dream, Alexandra Nechita might be surprised by her success. Within nine months, she's had 16 solo exhibits of her paintings, at least $1.5 million in sales. There's a growing waiting list of people who have paid deposits of $10,000 toward the purchase of whatever she paints next. Maybe, you think, she would be a tad overwhelmed. National and international television crews trail her.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 20, 2000 |
If anyone could turn an 80-pound piece of fiberglass into an angelic work of art, it would be Alexandra Nechita. "I just treated it as a canvas," said Alexandra as she stood Thursday in California Plaza downtown, waiting for Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan and the grand unveiling of her 6-foot, 4-inch fiberglass angel. Alexandra, who is 15, has been painting since she was 6 and exhibiting her work since she was 8.
HOME & GARDEN
November 30, 2010 |
"Don't Forget the Lyrics" host and singer Mark McGrath has sold his home in the Hollywood Hills above its asking price for $1.25 million, the Multiple Listing Service shows. The buyers are artist Alexandra Nechita and her boyfriend, Suh-Tahn fashion designer Dimitri Tcharfas . The renovated 1931 country English-style house has a step-down living room with vaulted ceilings and fold-away glass doors that open to a patio with city views. The breakfast room is a turret with beamed ceilings and built-in seating.
December 11, 1997
* "Evidence of Love"--Henri Fantin-Latour's "Angel Ascending With a Woman," left, is part of a holiday exhibition at Jack Rutberg Fine Arts through Dec. 24. * "Alexandra Nechita"--Abstract paintings by the 12-year-old Romanian prodigy remain through Jan. 18 at Luckman Fine Arts Center, Cal State University. * "Tantalizing Teapots"--"The Felicitous Union of Form and Content" at the Craft & Folk Art Museum will end when the museum closes permanently Dec. 31.
HOME & GARDEN
December 6, 2007 |
AS Anastasia Soare languished in communist Romania in the 1980s, waiting for an exit visa for herself and her young daughter, she never imagined she would be here, dressed in a hip-hugging Chanel jacket and patent leather Bottega Veneta boots, receiving friends at her Beverly Hills home for a holiday party.