Mișu Popp

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Mişu Popp
Misu Popp - Autoportret.jpg
Mişu Popp - Self Portrait
Born (1827-03-19)March 19, 1827
Braşov, Romania
Died March 6, 1892(1892-03-06) (aged 64)
Braşov, Romania
Nationality Romanian
Known for painting, mural
Movement Academism

Mişu Popp (March 19, 1827 – March 6, 1892) was a Romanian painter and muralist.


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.

Mişu Popp finished his art studies in 1848, at the Academy of Fine Arts from Vienna, where he developed a serious academic style.

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.

His paintings can be admired in Bucharest at the Romanian Literature Museum and the National Art Museum, as well as in museums in Arad, Braşov, Ploieşti, and Sibiu.


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See also: Popp