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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
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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 co-edited, with Ion Vinea and Tristan Tzara, the Romanian art magazine Simbolul. Janco was a practitioner of Art Nouveau, Futurism and Expressionism before contributing his painting and stage design to Tzara's literary Dadaism. He parted with Dada in 1919, when he and painter Hans Arp founded a Constructivist circle, Das Neue Leben. Reunited with Vinea, he founded Contimporanul, the influential tribune of the Romanian avant-garde, advocating a mix of Constructivism, Futurism and Cubism. At ...more

Birthplace: Bucharest, Romania

Associated periods or movements: Art Nouveau, Post-Impressionism, Dada, Art Deco, Cubism, + more

Nationality: Israel, Romania

Art Forms: Collage, Fresco, Relief, Ceramic art, Painting, + more

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Ion Theodorescu-Sion is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Artists from Romania
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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 painting. Trained in academic art, initially an Impressionist, he dabbled in various modern styles in the years before World War I. Theodorescu-Sion's palette was interchangeably post-Impressionist, Divisionist, Realist, Symbolist, Synthetist, Fauve or Cubist, but his creation had one major ideological focus: depicting peasant life in its natural setting. In time, Sion contributed to the generational goal of creating a specifically Romanian modern art, located at the intersection of folk tradition, ...more

Birthplace: Ianca, Sud-Est, Romania

Associated periods or movements: Fauvism, Divisionism, Art Nouveau, Post-Impressionism, Academic art, + more

Nationality: Romania

Art Forms: Mural

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Alexandra Nechita is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Artists from Romania
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Alexandra Nechita is a Romanian and American cubist painter and muralist. ...more

Birthplace: Vaslui, Nord-Est, Romania

Associated periods or movements: Cubism

Nationality: United States of America, Romania

Art Forms: Painting

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Paul Păun is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Artists from Romania
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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 French and produced surrealist and abstract drawings. He was also a medical doctor and surgeon. His work is registered with the ADAGP and the SGDL. Inspired in his youth by the poetry of Vladimir Mayakovsky and Sergei Yesenin and by the Romanian avant-garde magazine unu, he was a co-founder in the early 1930sof the magazines Alge and Viața Imediată. Păun set himself the goal of making poetry a living experience. He experimented briefly with licentious, ludic themes before turning to Marxism and ...more

Birthplace: Bucharest, Romania

Associated periods or movements: Modernism, Surrealism

Nationality: Romania

Art Forms: Painting, Drawing

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