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Nicolae Grigorescu

 

Internet Modern Jewish History Sourcebook for Central and Eastern Europe

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Nicolae Grogorescu

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Nicolae Grigorescu (Pitaru, Dambovita, 1838 - Campina, 1907). Romanian painter. His three-year apprenticeship, begun at an early age (1848), to Anton Chladek, a Czech painter living in Bucharest, was followed by a time when he worked as icon -painter for the Orthodox churches at Baicoi (1853) and Caldarusani (1854-1856), and as mural painter for the Zamfira (1857) and Agapia (1858-1861) monasteries. It was at Agapia where Mihail Kogalniceanu made his acquaintance. He was to be influential in getting him a study subsidy from the Moldavian authorities (1861), to be able to go to Paris. His first years in Paris were spent at Sebastian Cornu's studio, where Renoir also made his apprenticeship. He used to go to the Louvre for reproducing children's faces in Gericault's, Rubens's and Rembrandt's pictures. Being obsessed with the "plein-air" genre, which paved the way to the irruption of the Impressionistic school, Grigorescu spent each summer, as far as 1869, painting at Barbizon and some other places in the neighbourhood of Paris.
His paintings were shown at the Paris Salon in 1868, at the Bucharest Exhibitions of Living Artists (since 1870) and at the Art Exhibitions of the "Les Amis des Beaux-Arts" Society (since 1873). During 1873-1874 he would go on a study tour to Italy, Vienna, Greece and Constantinopole. As front painter, he joined the troops in the 1877-1878 Independence War, and realised drawings which were to inspire his later compositions. One year after the Independence War he would paint in France, mostly in Bretagne, at Vitre, and at his Paris studio for twelve years (1879-1890). After his coming back, a succession of personal exhibitions would be organized at the Romanian Athenaeum in 1891, 1895, 1900, 1901, 1902, 1904. He built a house at Campina, later to become the "Nicolae Grigorescu" Museum. (See more)

 

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Cap de evreu [A head of a Jew]

Doi evrei [Two Jews]

Evreu cu caftan [A Jew with a gown]

Evreu din Moldova [A Jew from Moldavia]

Evreu bătrān [An old Jew]

Evreul cu gāsca [The Jew with the goose]

Cārciuma de la Bacău [The tavern from Bacău]

Trei evrei [Three Jews]


Cap de evreu

[A head of a Jew]

Doi evrei

[Two Jews]

Evreu cu caftan

[A Jew with a gown]

Evreu din Moldova

[A Jew from Moldavia]

Evreu bătrān

[An old Jew]

Evreu bătrān

[An old Jew]

Evreul cu gāsca

[The Jew with the goose]

Cārciuma de la Bacău

[The tavern from Bacău]

     

Trei evrei

[Three Jews]

     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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