Stefan Luchian

1868-1917 Romania/Impressionism

 

Brief Biography-Ștefan Luchian was born in Botoșani, Romania in 1868. He studied at the Bucharest National University of Arts, where Nicolae Grigorescu influenced him profoundly. He later studied at the Academy of Fine Arts, Munich, followed by the Académie Julian in Paris under William-Adolphe Bouguereau. Luchian was not much impressed by Academicism and leaned more towards impressionism in Paris. He showed at numerous exhibitions and was appreciated by some, but he was not a resounding success. He became paralysed in 1909 from multiple sclerosis and received a degree of success, possibly due to his fame as a disabled artist; however, it did not deflect his true talents. He died in 1916, and the Romanian Academy posthumously elected him in 1948.

 

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George Mirea

George Demetrescu Mirea

Lorica

Lorica with Chrysanthemums

House with Fence

House with Fence

Short Green

Short Green

Kitchen

Kitchen

Lute Player

Lute Player

Lying

Lying

Rosior

Rosior

Safta the Flower Girl

Safta the Flower Girl

Shepherd

Shepherd

Hair Washing

Hair Washing

Spring

Spring

The Fountain

The Fountain

The Workshop

The Workshop

The Laundress

The Laundress

Artist's Studio

Artist's Studio

Portrait of a Woman

Portrait of a Woman

Wood Cutter

Wood Cutter

Self-portrait

Self-portrait

Florist

Florist