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.
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.
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.
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.
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.