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Famous Artists from Romania

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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?"

For further information on these historic Romanian artists, click on their names. If you're a fine art lover use this list of celebrated Romanian artists to discover some new paintings that you will enjoy.
Marcel Janco is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Artists from Romania
Composition with Red Arrow

Birthplace: Southeast Europe, 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

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

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#63 of 101 Famous Expressionist Artists #46 of 47 Famous Symbolist Artists, Ranked #62 of 65 The Greatest Famous Surrealist Artists

Ion Theodorescu-Sion is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Artists from Romania

Birthplace: Ianca, Sud-Est, Romania

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

Nationality: Romania

Art Forms: Mural

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

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#17 of 21 Famous Fauvism Artists, Ranked #23 of 47 Famous Symbolist Artists, Ranked #71 of 76 Famous Realism Artists

Alexandra Nechita is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Artists from Romania
40 Minutes Line Drawing, Holidays Are Here Again, Manicurist / Hairdresser

Birthplace: Vaslui, Romania

Associated periods or movements: Cubism

Nationality: United States of America, Romania

Art Forms: Painting

Alexandra Nechita (born August 27, 1985) is a Romanian American cubist painter and philanthropist. She was dubbed the "Petite Picasso" by the media and the art community and is widely ...more
Paul Păun is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Artists from Romania

Birthplace: Bucharest, Romania

Associated periods or movements: Modernism, Surrealism

Nationality: Romania

Art Forms: Painting, Drawing

János Mattis-Teut... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Artists from Romania
János Mattis-Teutsch

Birthplace: Brașov, Centru, Romania

Associated periods or movements: Fauvism, Art Nouveau, Post-Impressionism, Abstract art, Surrealism, + more

Nationality: Hungary, Austria-Hungary, Romania

Art Forms: Painting

János Mattis-Teutsch or Máttis-Teutsch, Mátis-Teutsch (IPA: [ˈjaːnoʃ ˈmɒtːiʃ ˈtʰɔʏ̯t͡ʃ]; the most common Hungarian-language versions of his name, all of which have also been ...more

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#19 of 21 Famous Fauvism Artists, Ranked #31 of 101 Famous Expressionist Artists #41 of 46 Famous Post-Impressionist Artists

Constantin Brâncuș... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Artists from Romania
Bird in Space, The Endless Column, The Kiss

Birthplace: Southeast Europe, Peștișani, Romania

Associated periods or movements: Modernism

Nationality: Romania

Art Forms: Sculpture

Constantin Brâncuși (Romanian: [konstanˈtin brɨŋˈkuʃʲ] (listen); February 19, 1876 – March 16, 1957) was a Romanian sculptor, painter and photographer who made his career in France. ...more
Ştefan Luchian is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Artists from Romania
A Housepainter (Self-Portrait), Anemones, Interior (Lorica)

Birthplace: Ștefănești, Botoșani, Nord-Est, Romania

Associated periods or movements: Post-Impressionism, Impressionism, Symbolist literature

Nationality: Romania

Art Forms: Painting

Ștefan Luchian (Romanian pronunciation: [ʃteˈfan lukiˈan], last name also spelled Lukian; 1 February 1868 – 28 June 1916) was a Romanian painter, famous for his landscapes and still life works.

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#29 of 47 Famous Symbolist Artists, Ranked #18 of 46 Famous Post-Impressionist Artists #26 of 91 The Greatest Impressionist Artists

Nicolae Grigorescu is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Artists from Romania
Ţărancă voioasă, Car cu boi, Pescăriţă la Grandville

Birthplace: Potlogi

Nationality: Romania

Art Forms: Painting

Nicolae Grigorescu (Romanian pronunciation: [nikoˈla.e ɡriɡoˈresku]; 15 May 1838 – 21 July 1907) 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

Birthplace: Brașov, Centru, Romania

Associated periods or movements: Academic art

Nationality: Romania

Art Forms: Painting

Mişu Popp (March 19, 1827 – March 6, 1892) 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

Birthplace: Bârlad, Romania

Associated periods or movements: Post-Impressionism, Expressionism

Nationality: Romania

Art Forms: Painting

Nicolae Tonitza (Romanian pronunciation: [nikoˈla.e toˈnit͡sa]; April 13, 1886 – February 27, 1940) was a Romanian painter, engraver, lithographer, journalist and art critic. Drawing inspiration ...more

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#44 of 101 Famous Expressionist Artists #15 of 46 Famous Post-Impressionist Artists

Constantin Lecca is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Artists from Romania
Constantin Lecca

Birthplace: Brașov, Centru, Romania

Associated periods or movements: Academic art

Nationality: Romania

Constantin Lecca (Romanian pronunciation: [konstanˈtin ˈleka]; 4 August 1807 – 13 October 1887) was a Romanian painter and art professor. He was the first Romanian artist to create Western-style ...more
Theodor Aman is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Artists from Romania

Birthplace: Câmpulung, Romania

Associated periods or movements: Impressionism

Nationality: Armenia, Romania

Art Forms: Painting

Theodor Aman (20 March 1831 – 19 August 1891) was a Romanian painter, engraver and art professor of Macedo-Romanian ancestry. He mostly produced genre and history scenes.
Dan Perjovschi is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Artists from Romania

Birthplace: Sibiu, Romania

Nationality: 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

Birthplace: Southeast Europe, Vrancea County, Focșani, Romania

Associated periods or movements: Neoclassicism

Nationality: Romania

Art Forms: Painting

Gheorghe Tattarescu (Romanian pronunciation: [ˈɡe̯orɡe tataˈresku]; October 1818 – October 24, 1894) was a Moldavian, later Romanian painter and a pioneer of neoclassicism in his country's ...more
Ștefan Dimitrescu is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Artists from Romania

Birthplace: Huși, Romania

Associated periods or movements: Post-Impressionism

Nationality: Romania

Art Forms: Painting

Ștefan Dimitrescu (January 18, 1886 – May 22, 1933) was a Romanian Post-impressionist painter and draftsman.
Ion Andreescu is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Artists from Romania

Birthplace: Bucharest, Romania

Associated periods or movements: Impressionism

Nationality: Romania

Art Forms: Painting

Ion Andreescu (Romanian pronunciation: [iˈon andreˈesku]; 15 February 1850 – 22 October 1882) was a Romanian painter.
Ion Țuculescu is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Artists from Romania

Birthplace: Craiova, Sud-Vest, Romania

Associated periods or movements: Expressionism

Nationality: Romania

Ion Ţuculescu (Romanian pronunciation: [iˈon t͡sukuˈlesku]; 19 May 1910 – 27 July 1962) was a Romanian expressionist and abstract oil painter, although professionally he worked as a biologist ...more
Aurel Băeșu is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Artists from Romania
Aurel Băeșu

Birthplace: Fălticeni, Romania

Associated periods or movements: Impressionism

Nationality: Romania

Art Forms: Painting

Aurel Băeșu (1896-1928) was a Romanian Impressionist landscape and portrait painter. Many of his works show the influence of Nicolae Grigorescu; an influence that was common among painters of ...more
Iosif Iser is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Artists from Romania
Iosif Iser

Birthplace: Bucharest, Romania

Associated periods or movements: Expressionism

Nationality: Romania

Art Forms: Painting

Iosif Iser (21 May 1881 – 25 April 1958; born and died in Bucharest) was a Romanian painter and graphic artist. Born to a Jewish family, he was initially inspired by Expressionism, creating ...more
Nicolae Vermont is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Artists from Romania

Birthplace: Bacău, Nord-Est, Romania

Associated periods or movements: Realism, Realism

Nationality: Romania

Art Forms: Painting

Nicolae Vermont (October 10, 1866 – June 14, 1932) 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 ...more
Alexandru Ciucurencu is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Artists from Romania
Alexandru Ciucurencu

Birthplace: Tulcea, Romania

Associated periods or movements: Post-Impressionism

Nationality: Romania

Alexandru Ciucurencu (Romanian pronunciation: [alekˈsandru t͡ʃjukuˈrenku]; 27 September 1903 – 27 December 1977) was a Romanian Post-Impressionist painter. A collection of Ciucurencu's paintings ...more
Constantin Daniel Stahi ... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Artists from Romania
Constantin Daniel Stahi

Birthplace: Dobreni, Romania

Nationality: Romania

Art Forms: Painting

Constantin Daniel Stahi (14 November 1844 - 18 June 1920) was a Romanian painter and gravure artist.
Francisc Șirato is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Artists from Romania

Birthplace: Southeast Europe, Craiova, Sud-Vest, Dolj County, Romania

Nationality: Romania

Art Forms: Painting

Francisc Şirato (August 15, 1877, Craiova - August 4, 1953, Bucharest) 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

Birthplace: Craiova, Sud-Vest, Romania

Nationality: Romania

Art Forms: Painting

Corneliu Baba (Romanian pronunciation: [korˈnelju ˈbaba] (listen); 18 November 1906, Craiova – 28 December 1997) was a Romanian painter, primarily a portraitist, but also known as a genre ...more
Nicolae Dărăscu is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Artists from Romania
Nicolae Dărăscu

Birthplace: Romania

Nationality: Romania

Art Forms: Painting

Nicolae Dărăscu (February 18, 1883 - August 14, 1959) was a Romanian painter. He was influenced by Impressionism and Neo-impressionism.