Ruuda Maarand

Ruuda Maarand

Born 1936

1956–1959 Tartu School of Fine Arts
1959–1965 Estonian State Art Institute, Department of Leather Art
1965–1996 artist at the leatherwork factory Linda, designer of leather and fur fancy goods and bags. Has won several national and international prizes as industrial artist. Participated as leather artist at various national and international exhibitions of applied art (Lithuania, Russia, Mongolia, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Germany, Switzerland, Syria, Poland, etc).
Free-lance artist
1970 member of the Estonian Artists’ Association

Solo exhibition:
2003 – “Maar&Maarand” (together with Luule Maar), National Library of Estonia

Selected exhibitions:
1970, 1979, 1982, 1987 – group exhibitions
1979, 1983, 1988 – Baltic triennials of applied art
1986 – exhibition of Estonian leather art, Moscow
1995, 2000, 2005, 2010 – International Exhibition of Artistic Bookbinding “Scripta manent”, Tallinn
1998 – exhibition of mini-books, Estonian Academic Library
2001, 2005, 2009, 2011 – 6th, 8th, 10th and 11th World Biennial of Art Bookbinding, Saint-Jean-de-Luz, St Rémy-lès-Chevreuse, France
2002 – exhibition of bookbindings “The Very Best of Estonian Poetry”, Estonian Academic Library
2008 – exhibition of leather art “Paikkond”, Tallinn, Kohila, Viljandi
2009 – bookbinding exhibition "Estonian Traditional Culture", National Library of Estonia
2011 – bookbinding exhibition "Kalevipoeg", Tallinn Central Library
2011 – bookbinding exhibition "The Great Guild of Tallinn and the Guild Hall", Estonian History Museum
2012 – “Konrad Mägi. Bound”, Pärnu, Kohila, Tartu

1998 – prize at the exhibition of mini-books, Tallinn
2005 – medal of the French Senate at the 8th World Biennial of Art Bookbinding, St Rémy-lès-Chevreuse, France