Mişu Popp - Self Portrait
March 19, 1827|
|Died||March 6, 1892
|Known for||painting, mural|
Born in Braşov, he was the eighth child of Ioan Popp Moldovan de Galaţi (1774–1869) and Elena (1783–1867), born Ivan, a family from the Făgăraş region. His father was a church muralist, painter and sculptor.
He carried on the work of his father by painting several churches from Bucharest, Braşov (Tocile, Saint Nicholas Church), Araci, Râşnov, Satulung, Târgu-Jiu, Câmpulung, Urlaţi, etc. Between 1847 and 1853 he painted with Constantin Lecca the church of Curtea Veche from Bucharest.
But his main art legacy resides in creating many portraits of the personalities of his time (Ion Heliade Rădulescu, Andrei Mureşanu, Vasile Alecsandri, etc.) and of some famous historical figures, such as Michael the Brave, inspired from a contemporary engraving of the voivode.
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- (Romanian) Elena Popescu – The portraits of Mişu Popp in the art collection of Brukental Art Museum from Sibiu
- (Romanian) Exhibition "Princes of the Romanian Principalities"