Tio Tepandi (real name Tiiu Tepandi;born 24 November 1947) is an Estonian artist. She was born in Lüganuse, Estonia. Her grandfather was a gardener of the local estate. The memories of her birthplace, its beauty and harmony have always accompanied and influenced the artist.
Tio Tepandi was born in Lüganuse, Ida-Viru County and studied in the Institute of Arts in the Chair of Architecture Design from 1966 to 1971.[ citation needed ]
Tepandi has worked in various Estonian theaters as for over 17 years. During the years from 1972 to 1985, she worked together with several well-known cultural figures and producers, including Epp Kaidu, Kaarin Raid, Kaarel Ird, Ülo Vilimaa, Evald Hermaküla, Jaan Tooming, Raivo Adlas and others as an artist-producer in the Tartu theater Vanemuine.
Until 2000 she worked as the Director of Interior Design and Arts in the Estonian National Library (ENL). During her 6 years in ENL, she designed and planned a multitude of international and national events and art galleries. She also actively planned and designed and/or redesigned the ENL’s interior visual informational system, banquet halls, furniture and landscaping.[ citation needed ]
She has designed and produced two books/albums of two important cultural figures.
Title: Marie Under Publisher: Estonian Literary Museum and Publishing House "Ilmamaa" 2003
Title: Evaldi Armastus. Kirjad ("The Love of Evald. Letters") Publisher: Publishing House "Tänapäev" 2005
From 1969,Tiiu Tepandi was married to actor, singer and theatre pedagogue Tõnu Tepandi.[ citation needed ]
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