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

Edge of the Forest

c. 1880
Oil on canvas, 61 x 51 cm
Muzeul National de Arta, Bucharest

In 1878, Andreescu was awarded a travel scholarship to France, where he spent to years at the Académie Julian. At Barbizon he was tutored by Grigorescu. he exhibited small landscapes in the 1879, 1880 and 1881 Paris Salons.

Andreescu's pictures tend to suggest fresh delight in the beauty of Nature, relish of its colours. He was forever trying to create fresh, harmonious art out of what he saw. The rich colours of grass, foliage, rocks, and sky, and the structural appearance of trees in the woods at Fontainebleau, exerted a continual attraction.