Myra Landau (Born December 5, 1926) is an artist and painter involved in art research, born in Bucharest, Romania.
Art research helped her to discover and utilize new painting techniques, which allowed her to express herself through a completely personal and intimate language.
Art critics, like Arancy Amaral, Frederico de Morais (Brazil), Jorge A. Manrique and Rita Eder have recognised Myra Landau's artistic contribution and describing it with considerable esteem.
She has lived for considerable time in countries rich with social diversity, giving her a cosmopolitan outlook. For example, during the period she spent in Brazil she collaborated with Osvaldo Goeldi, introducing engraving and incision techniques.
In Mexico, Myra Landau introduced a new technique of engraving on metal, utilizing acids, and thereby creating the trend of "Metal Relieve".
The Metal Relieve trend earned her innumerable comments and articles in the esteemed magazine "El Nuevo arte de los metal" especially from art critic Paul Westheim and reviewer and historian Jorge Olvera.
Myra Landau gave her first individual exhibition in Mexico in 1963. The catalogue was written by Paul Westheim.
She did not stop with "engraving art" but continued her in-depth research finally succeeding through the expression of pastel on raw linen.
In 1974 she began working as teacher in the Veracruzana University in the faculty of Fine Arts.
In 1975 she became a full-time researcher for the Institute of Aesthetics and Artistic Creation at the same university.
Myra Landau's portfolio currently contains more than sixty individual exhibitions and approximately one hundred and fifty collective exhibitions in different countries;(Mexico, France, Italy, Brazil, United States, Peru, Uruguay, Spain, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, and others).
She has lived in Rome since 1994.