Nicolae Grigorescu

1838-1907 Romania

 

Brief Biography-Nicolae Grigorescu was born in Pitaru, Romania in 1838. The family moved to Bucharest in 1845, a few years later, Nicolae entered the atelier of an artist named Anton Chladek. In 1861, after painting the churches of the monasteries Zamfira and Agapia, he gained a scholarship to study at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris. He spent time with the Barbizon school of artists where plein air painting influenced him. Ion Andreescu worked with him at the school. After touring Southern Europe, the Romanian Army enlisted him to paint during the independence war, and he made several sketches which he painted after the war. He set up a studio in Paris up to 1890 before going to Câmpina, where he lived his last years. In 1899, the Romanian Academy named him an honorary member.

 

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Two
Drunks

Two Drunks


Time

Time

Woman
in Rucar

Woman in Rucar

Woman in
the Garden

Woman in the Garden

Fireplace
in Rucar

Fireplace in Rucar

Breton
Beggar

Breton Beggar

Fisherwoman
from Granville

Fisherwoman from Granville

Catholic Church
in Cimpulung

Catholic Church in Cimpulung


Dorobantul

Dorobantul

 

Reclining

Reclining


Bugler

Bugler


Pastoral

Pastoral

French Peasant Girl
with Bag

French Peasant Girl with Bag on her Back

Cheerfull
Peasant Woman

Cheerfull Peasant Woman

Girl with
her Dowry

Girl with her Dowry

Farmer
from Muscel

Farmer from Muscel

Guardian
of Chailly

Guardian of Chailly

Girls Spinning
at the Gate

Girls Spinning at the Gate

Interior
in Vitre

Interior in Vitre

Old Woman
from Brolles

Old woman from Brolles

Peasant Woman
Resting

Peasant Woman Resting

Italians on the
Pincio Hill

Italians on the Pincio Hill

Peasant Sewing
by the Window

Peasant Sewing by the Window

Old Woman
Darning

Old Woman Darning

On the
Sea Shore

On the Sea Shore

Portrait
of a Girl

Portrait of a Girl

Painting
Lovers

Painting Lovers

Street
in Dinan

Street in Dinan

Peasant Woman
with flock of Sheep

Peasant Woman with flock of Sheep Muscelului Valley

Peasant Woman
Sitting in the Grass

Peasant Woman Sitting in the Grass

Thoughtful
Man

Thoughtful Man