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Lulle Maar

Born 1938

1954–1960 Tartu Art School, Department of Stage Scenery
1964–1969 Estonian State Art Institute, Department of Leather Art
1976–2006 restorer of leather and bookbindings at the Art Museum of Estonia (until 1987 head of the Department of the Restoration of Applied Art)
1980, 1983 certified artist-restorer
1988 member of the Estonian Artists’ Association
Since 1974 has participated at exhibitions

Solo exhibitions:
1977 – Small Gallery of the Tallinn Art Hall
1986 – Tallinn Art Hall Gallery (together with Maasike Maasik, carpets)
1988 – Adamson-Eric Museum
1989 – Tartu Art Museum, Võru Cultural Heritage Museum (together with Sirje Kriisa and Katrin Pere)
1991 – Kristjan Raud Home Museum
2003 – exhibition of bookbindings “Maar+Maarand” (together with Ruuda Maarand), National Library of Estonia
2009 – joint exhibition "Twice 70" (together with Kiira-Marianne Kadarik), Tallinn Central Library

Selected exhibitions:
1979, 1983, 1985, 1988 – Baltic triennials of applied art, Tallinn
1986 – 4th quadriennial of decorative applied art, Erfurt, Germany
1988 – European applied art exhibition, Stuttgart, Germany
1992 – 10th European Cultural Days, Estonian exposition, Karlsruhe, Germany
1992 – Baltic and Danish applied art exhibition “Danmark – Baltikum”, Copenhagen, Tallinn, Riga, Vilnius
1998 – exhibition of mini-books, Estonian Academic Library
1999 – exhibition of leather art “Kammpäkk”, Estonian Applied Art Museum
1999 – exhibition of artist’s books “Useful Book”, National Library of Estonia
2001 – exhibition of bookbindings “String of Pearls: Memories of Adele Reindorff”, Estonian Academic Library
1995, 2000, 2005, 2010 – International Exhibition of Artistic Bookbinding “Scripta manent”, Tallinn
1999, 2001, 2003, 2009, 2011 – 5th, 6th, 7th, 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
2003, 2004 – exhibition of bookbindings “Fr. R. Kreutzwald 200”, Tallinn, Võru
2003 – international exhibition of bookbindings “Knyga/Book”, Vilnius, Lithuania
2004–2006 – exhibition of leather art “Minnekästchen”, Tallinn, Keila
2006–2008 – selected exhibition of “Scripta manent III”, Turku, Göteborg, Malmö, Uppsala, Helsinki, Riga
2008–2010 – exhibition of leather art “Paikkond”, Tallinn, Kohila, Viljandi, Rakvere, Võru
2008 – exhibition-competition ”Poetic Bookbindings”, Academic Library of TLU
2009 – international exhibition "Reliquary", Estonian Museum of Applied Art and Design
2009 – bookbinding exhibition "Estonian Traditional Culture", National Library of Estonia
2009 – bookbinding exhibition "9 sections", Tallinn Central Library
2010 – international exhibition of bookbindings “Knyga/Book”, Vilnius, Lithuania
2011 – bookbinding exhibition "Kalevipoeg", Tallinn, Kohila, Pärnu
2011 – bookbinding exhibition "The Great Guild of Tallinn and the Guild Hall", Estonian History Museum
2012 – “Konrad Mägi. Bound”, Pärnu, Tartu
2012 – exhibition of mini-books “Notes on Margins”, Estonian Museum of Applied Art and Design

Awards:
1986 – honor diploma at the 4th quadriennial of decorative applied art, Erfurt, Germany
2000 – honourable mention at the International Exhibition of Bookbindings “Scripta manent”, Tallinn
2001 – mentioned by the jury at the exhibition of bookbindings “String of Pearls: Memories of Adele Reindorff”, Estonian Academic Library
2011 – Prix Coup de Coeur, 11th World Biennial of Art Book¬binding, St Rémy-lès-Chevreuse, France