Stefan Luchian

Luchian, Stefan


Born Feb. 1, 1868, in the village of Stefanesti, in Boto§ani Province; died June 28, 1916, in Bucharest. Rumanian painter.

Luchian studied at the School of Fine Arts in Bucharest under T. Aman and G. Tattarescu (1885-89), at the Academy of Arts in Munich (1889-90), and at the Académic Julien in Paris (1891-92). Influenced initially by N. I. Grigorescu, he was later influenced by impressionism and the traditions of folk art. Luchian painted intimate portraits of common people and addressed himself to the theme of social protest (The Sharing of Corn, 1905-06, Museum of Art of the Socialist Republic of Rumania, Bucharest). In his landscapes and still lifes he achieved brilliant color and strove for clear and simple composition (Anemones, 1908, Museum of Art of the Socialist Republic of Rumania).


Comarnescu, P. §tefan Luchian. Bucharest, 1963.
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Ioan Chisalita from Sibiu were Stefan Luchian - EUR 55,000 for "Interior with carnations" and Nicolae Grigorescu - EUR 50,000 for "Shepherd in Doftana Valley".
In addition to such contemporaries as the painter Stefan Luchian and the socialite Domnica Bogdan-Pitesti, both referred to above, he also portrayed famous historical personalities including Beethoven and Shakespeare.
(25) The definitive account of the painter Stefan Luchian and his relationship to Symbolism is Theodor Enescu, 'Simbolismul si cultura: Un capitol din evolutia picturii si a gustului artistic la sfirsitul secolului al XIX-lea si inceputul secolului al XX-lea', in Pagini de Arta Romaneasca, Bucharest, 1974, pp.