Ion Andreescu

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Ion Andreescu
Andreescu - Autoportret 1882.jpg
Ion Andreescu - Self Portrait (1882)
Born (1850-02-15)15 February 1850
Bucharest, Romania
Died 22 October 1882(1882-10-22) (aged 32)
Bucharest, Romania
Nationality Romanian
Known for Painting
Movement Impressionism

Ion Andreescu (Romanian pronunciation: [iˈon andreˈesku]; 15 February 1850 – 22 October 1882) was a Romanian painter of great renown.


He was born in Bucharest into a merchant's family. In 1869 he entered Theodor Aman's Fine Arts School.

By 1872 he was an instructor of drawing and calligraphy at the Bishop's School in Buzău. In 1873 he left the Bishop's School for the Tudor Vladimirescu Communal Secondary School, also in Buzău. Then, in 1875 he left the Communal Secondary School for Buzău's Craftsmanship School.

Influenced by Nicolae Grigorescu, he left Romania for Paris to further his education. In Paris, he began painting at Barbizon. His work was exhibited with the works of better-known painters such as Manet, Monet and Renoir.

In 1881 he returned to Romania, ill with tuberculosis. His death followed shortly in 1882.


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