20 x 26 cm
signed and dated lower left with pen: Șt. Popescu
on the back entitled with pencil on artist label: La Cernica
good state of preservation
POPESCU, Ștefan (1872, Fințești, Buzău - 1948, București)
Artistic education: Teachers' School, Bucharest (1886-1890); Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Munich, Germany (1893-1900) under the guidance of teacher GYSIS (GYZIS) Nikolaos (Nicolas); National Higher School of Fine Arts, Paris (ENSBA) with Professor SIMON Lucien (1900-1901).
Between 1894 and 1968 he organized seven personal exhibitions, in Bucharest and Paris, and in 1968 a large retrospective exhibition was dedicated to him, at the Ion Ionescu-Quintus Art Museum, Ploiești. He had massive participation, of 65 appearances in group exhibitions and salons, between 1892 and 1947, in Bucharest, Venice, and Paris. He travels a lot, in Brittany he works with Gheorghe Petrașcu, and in Paris, he lives with Brâncuși, in Montparnasse (1909). He painted in successive years in different locations in France, Switzerland, Turkey, Italy, Greece, Yugoslavia, Morocco, Algiers, and Germany. His initially academic vision will change under the impact of contact with these more or less exotic areas for the local artist, connecting to the most modern plastic trends of the period.
A reference engraver in the history of Romanian art, his works are landmarks in the development of easel graphics and engraving in Romania.
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