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List of the most popular artists from Romania, listed alphabetically with photos when available. For centuries artists have been among the world's most important people, helping chronicle history and keep us entertained with one of the earliest forms of entertainment. Whether they're known for painting, sculpting, etching or drawing, the famous Romanian artists on this list have kept that tradition alive by creating renowned pieces of art that have been praised around the world. You can find useful information below about these notable Romanian artists, such as when they were born and where their place of birth was.

This list has a variety of artists, like Bogdan Lascăr and Ioan Mihai Cochinescu, in it.

This list answers the questions, "Which famous artists are from Romania?" and "Who are the most well-known Romanian artists?"

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Marcel Janco is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Artists from Romania
Composition with Red Arrow Marcel Janco was a Romanian and Israeli visual artist, architect and art theorist. He was the co-inventor of Dadaism and a leading exponent of Constructivism in Eastern Europe. In the 1910s, he ...more

Ion Theodorescu-Sion is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Artists from Romania
Ion Theodorescu-Sion was a Romanian painter and draftsman, known for his contributions to modern art and especially for his traditionalist, primitivist, handicraft-inspired and Christian ...more

Alexandra Nechita is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Artists from Romania
40 Minutes Line Drawing, Holidays Are Here Again, Manicurist / Hairdresser Alexandra Nechita is a Romanian and American cubist painter and muralist.

Paul Păun is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Artists from Romania
Paul Păun, September 5, 1915 – April 9, 1994, also signed his work Paul Paon and Paul Paon Zaharia. He was a Romanian and Israeli avant-garde poet and visual artist, who wrote in Romanian and ...more

János Mattis-Teutsch is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Artists from Romania
János Mattis-Teutsch or Máttis-Teutsch, Mátis-Teutsch was a Hungarian and Romanian painter, sculptor, graphic artist, art critic, and poet. Best known for his Seelenblumen ...more

Constantin Brâncuși is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Artists from Romania
Bird in Space, The Endless Column, The Kiss Constantin Brâncuși was a Romanian sculptor, painter and photographer who made his career in France. Considered a pioneer of modernism, one of the most influential sculptors of the ...more

Ştefan Luchian is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Artists from Romania
A Housepainter (Self-Portrait), Anemones, Interior (Lorica) Ștefan Luchian was a Romanian painter, famous for his landscapes and still life works.

Nicolae Grigorescu is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Artists from Romania
Ţărancă voioasă, Car cu boi, Pescăriţă la Grandville Nicolae Grigorescu was one of the founders of modern Romanian painting.

Mișu Popp is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Artists from Romania
Mișu Popp Mişu Popp was a Romanian painter and muralist.

Nicolae Tonitza is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Artists from Romania
Fetita Padurarului, Queuing for Bread, Spate Nicolae Tonitza was a Romanian painter, engraver, lithographer, journalist and art critic. Drawing inspiration from Post-impressionism and Expressionism, he had a major role in introducing ...more

Constantin Lecca is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Artists from Romania
Constantin Lecca Constantin Lecca was a Romainian painter and art professor. He was the first Romanian artist to create Western-style religious paintings. Although he worked in a variety of genres, including ...more

Theodor Aman is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Artists from Romania
Theodor Aman was a Romanian painter, engraver and art professor of Armenian ancestry. He mostly produced genre and history scenes.

Dan Perjovschi is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Artists from Romania
Dan Perjovschi is an artist, writer and cartoonist born in 1961 in Sibiu, Romania. Perjovschi has over the past decade created drawings in museum spaces, most recently in the Museum of Modern ...more

Gheorghe Tattarescu is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Artists from Romania
Gheorghe Tattarescu was a Moldavian-born Romanian painter and a pioneer of neoclassicism in his country's modern painting.

Ștefan Dimitrescu is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Artists from Romania
Ștefan Dimitrescu was a Romanian Post-impressionist painter and draftsman.

Ion Andreescu is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Artists from Romania
Ion Andreescu was a Romanian painter of great renown.

Ion Țuculescu is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Artists from Romania
Ion Ţuculescu was a Romanian expressionist and abstract oil painter, although professionally he worked as a biologist and physician. His artwork became well-known posthumously, when, in the ...more

Aurel Băeșu is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Artists from Romania
Aurel Băeșu Aurel Băeşu was a Romanian painter.

Iosif Iser is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Artists from Romania
Iosif Iser Iosif Iser was a Romanian painter and graphic artist. Born to a Jewish family, he was initially inspired by Expressionism, creating drawings with thick, unmodulated, lines and steep angles. ...more

Nicolae Vermont is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Artists from Romania
Nicolae Vermont was a Romanian realist painter, graphic artist and muralist. He was noted for his wide range of subjects and his interest in social issues, and was an associate of the ...more

Alexandru Ciucurencu is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Artists from Romania
Alexandru Ciucurencu Alexandru Ciucurencu was a Romanian Post-Impressionist painter. A collection of Ciucurencu's paintings can be seen in Dr. Frasier Crane's apartment in the sitom Frasier, in the episode "The ...more

Constantin Daniel Stahi is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Artists from Romania
Constantin Daniel Stahi Constantin Daniel Stahi was a Romanian painter and gravure artist.

Francisc Șirato is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Artists from Romania
Francisc Şirato was a Romanian painter, graphic artist, art critic, and designer.

Corneliu Baba is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Artists from Romania
Corneliu Baba Corneliu Baba was a Romanian painter, primarily a portraitist, but also known as a genre painter and an illustrator of books.

Nicolae Dărăscu is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Artists from Romania
Nicolae Dărăscu Nicolae Dărăscu was a Romanian painter. He was influenced by Impressionism and Neo-impressionism.

Octav Băncilă is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Artists from Romania
Octav Băncilă Octav Băncilă was a Romanian realist painter and left-wing activist. He was the brother of Sofia Nădejde, a feminist journalist, and the brother-in-law of Ioan Nădejde.

Lili Pancu is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Artists from Romania
Lili Pancu Lili Pancu was a Romanian painter in the 20th century. She studied at the Bucharest Belle Arte school with Cecilia Cutescu-Storck, Ipolit Strâmbu and Jean Steriadi. At the age of 22 she ...more

Tristan Tzara is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Artists from Romania
Tristan Tzara was a French avant-garde poet, essayist and performance artist of Romanian Jewish descent. Also active as a journalist, playwright, literary and art critic, composer and film ...more

Jean Negulesco is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Artists from Romania
Jean Negulesco was a Romanian-American film director and screenwriter.

Herman Sachs is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Artists from Romania
Herman Sachs was an artist and art educator, active in Germany and the United States during the first half of the 20th century.

Demetre Chiparus is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Artists from Romania
Demetre Chiparus American Bison, Civa, Miro Demetre Haralamb Chiparus was a Romanian Art Deco era sculptor who lived and worked in Paris.

Şerban Foarţă is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Artists from Romania
Șerban Foarță is a contemporary Romanian writer. In spite of also being a translator, essayist, playwright, prose writer and even illustrator, he is most widely known for his poetry books.

Stefan Constantinescu is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Artists from Romania
Stefan Constantinescu Stefan Constantinescu is a visual artist, film director, and screenwriter.

Petre Hârtopeanu is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Artists from Romania
Petre Hârtopeanu was a Romanian-German painter, art professor.

Abraham Harriton is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Artists from Romania
Abraham Harriton Abraham Harriton was a Romanian-born Jewish modernist artist and social realism painter in the United States. Born in 1893 in Bucharest, then the Kingdom of Romania, Harriton studied at the ...more

Gheorghe Asachi is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Artists from Romania
Gheorghe Asachi was a Moldavian-born Romanian prose writer, poet, painter, historian, dramatist and translator. An Enlightenment-educated polymath and polyglot, he was one of the most ...more

Mateiu Caragiale is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Artists from Romania
Mateiu Ion Caragiale was a Romanian poet and prose writer, best known for his novel Craii de Curtea-Veche, which portrays the milieu of boyar descendants before and after World War I. ...more

Henric Trenk is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Artists from Romania
Henric Trenk was a Swiss-born Romanian painter and graphic artist, best known for his Romantic landscapes and his association with writer and amateur archaeologist Alexandru Odobescu.

Lascăr Vorel is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Artists from Romania
Lascăr Vorel was a Romanian Post-Impressionist painter whose style was linked to Expressionism.

Alexandru Bogdan-Pitești is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Artists from Romania
Alexandru Bogdan-Pitești was a Romanian Symbolist poet, essayist, and art and literary critic, who was also known as a journalist and left-wing political agitator. A wealthy landowner, he ...more

Ion Irimescu is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Artists from Romania
Ion Irimescu Acad. Prof. Dr. Honoris Causa Ion Irimescu was one of Romania's greatest sculptors and sketchers as well as a Member of the Romanian Academy. In 2001 he was awarded the Prize of Excellence for ...more

Lena Constante is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Artists from Romania
Lena Constante was a Romanian artist, essayist and memoirist, known for her work in stage design and tapestry. A family friend of Communist Party politician Lucreţiu Pătrăşcanu, she was arrested ...more

Ignat Bednarik is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Artists from Romania
Ignat Bednarik was a Romanian painter who worked in almost every genre of painting before devoting himself purely to watercolor. He was also interested in decorative art, design, interior ...more

Ion Valentin Anestin is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Artists from Romania
Ion Valentin Anestin Ion Valentin Anestin was a Romanian graphic artist, engraver, painter, sculptor, journalist and dramatist. Noted as a caricaturist and art critic, he was the father of Ion Nuni Anestin, himself ...more

Marius Bercea is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Artists from Romania
Marius Bercea Marius Bercea is a Romanian contemporary artist.

Ioan Mihai Cochinescu is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Artists from Romania
Ioan Mihai Cochinescu is a Romanian novelist and essayist. He is also a film script author and director, an art photographer, teacher, musicologist and composer.

Raoul Șorban is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Artists from Romania
Raoul Șorban was a Romanian painter, journalist, writer, essayist, art historian, academic, and memoirist.

Julio Kilenyi is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Artists from Romania
Julio Kilenyi Julio Kilenyi a Hungarian born American sculptor and medallic artist. In 1909 he moved from Hungary to Buenos Aires. Later he moved to New York.

George Talaz is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Artists from Romania

Florica Prevenda is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Artists from Romania
Florica Prevenda Florica Prevenda is a Romanian artist, who lives and works in Bucharest. She studied at Iaşi University of Arts, where she received her B.F.A. in Painting. She was born in an Aromanian family. ...more