(b ?Bucharest, 27 Feb 1850; d Bucharest, 13 Nov 1882). Romanian
painter. He studied from 1869 to 1872 at the Academy of Fine Arts in
Bucharest, where he attended Theodor Amanís drawing classes and
learnt calligraphy. After graduating he was appointed teacher of
drawing and calligraphy at the Episcopal Seminary in Buzau. From
1873 he was also a teacher at the local grammar school. He made his
début in December 1874 with the painting Gooseberries (1874;
Bucharest, N. Mus. A.), which was shown at the Exhibition of Living
Artists, held in the Academy Halls, Bucharest University. Other
paintings of this period, such as Pot with Wild Flowers (c. 1873;
Aurel Stroe priv. col., see Bogdan, p. 61) and Poplars at the
Outskirts of a Village (c. 1876; Bucharest, Mus. A.), were
overlooked by art critics but were noticed by Nicolae Grigorescu and
by some important collectors.
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