Famous Romanian Artists

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Saul Steinberg
(Comics artist, Painter, Illustrator)
Saul Steinberg
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Birthdate: June 15, 1914
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Râmnicu Sărat, Romania
Died: May 12, 1999

A qualified architect, Saul Steinberg later established himself as a cartoonist and an illustrator and is best remembered for his contributions to The New Yorker. Born to Jewish parents in Romania, he escaped to the U.S. in the wake of anti-Semitic attacks. He also designed advertisements, murals, and theater sets.

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Marcel Janco
(Romanian-Israeli Visual Artist and Architect & the Co-Founder of 'Dadaism')
Marcel Janco
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Birthdate: May 24, 1895
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Bucharest, Romania
Died: April 21, 1984

Widely remembered as the co-inventor of Dadaism and a pioneering figure of Constructivism, Marcel Janco was a Romanian-Israeli visual artist and architect. He is also said to have contributed to the "bishop dress" characteristic of Dadaism. He also established the Israeli art colony Ein Hod and founded the avant-garde magazine Contimporanul.

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Ștefan Luchian
(Romanian Painter Best Known For His Still Life and Landscape Works)
Ștefan Luchian
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Birthdate: February 1, 1868
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Ștefănești, Botoșani
Died: June 28, 1916

Ștefan Luchian was a Romanian painter best remembered for his still life and landscape works. Although his works did not earn him acclaim during the best part of his career, Luchian was able to find fame towards the end of his life and his artworks were only truly appreciated after his lifetime. Ștefan Luchian's life inspired the 1981 eponymous film.

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Daniel Spoerri
(Painter, Choreographer, University teacher)
Daniel Spoerri
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Birthdate: March 27, 1930
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Galați

Romanian-born Swiss artist Daniel Spoerri is best known for creating snare-pictures, which consist of object bits, usually tableware, attached to a board and put up on the wall. Interestingly, he had initially studied classical dance and had even been the State Opera of Bern’s lead dancer. He is associated with the Fluxus movement.

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Ștefan Dimitrescu
(Romanian Painter and Draftsman)
Ștefan Dimitrescu
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Birthdate: January 18, 1886
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Huși
Died: May 22, 1933

While he was initially interested in music and trained in the cello, Ștefan Dimitrescu later took to painting and became known as one of Romania’s most influential Post-impressionist painters and draftsmen. He co-established the Art of Romania association and The Group of Four. His works mostly depict Romanian folk life.