(b. 1850, Bucureºti, d. 1882, Bucureºti)


Romanian painter. He was born in Bucharest into a merchant's family. Andreescu studied at the School of Fine Arts in Bucharest with Theodor Aman (1831-1891) from 1869 to 1872. By 1872 he was an instructor of drawing and calligraphy at the Bishop's School in Buzãu. He continued his studies at the Académie Julian in Paris from 1879 to 1881.

In the late 1870s he joined the Barbizon School and painted under the tutelage of Grigorescu. He painted portraits, lyrical national landscapes, and scenes of peasant life that are noted for their soft spectrum and subtle gradations of colour.

In 1881 he returned to Romania, ill with tuberculosis. His death followed shortly in 1882. In 1882 he organized a successful exhibition of his small-scale Impressionist landscapes, peasant portraits and still-lifes.

In 1948, Andreescu was posthumously elected an honorary member of the Academy of the Socialist Republic of Rumania.

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