(b. 1868, Stefanesti, d. 1916, Bucureºti)
Oil on canvas, 43 x 43 cm
Muzeul National de Arta, Bucharest
ªtefan Luchian studied in Bucharest and Munich before going to the Académie Julian in Paris (1890-92). In Paris he absorbed the influence of Impressionism and Post-Impressionism. He then returned home, where he co-founded an independent art show in 1896 and, in 1902, the Artistic Youth association. For fellow Romanian artists, he was primarily important as a master of autonomous colour and of thick, pastose and spontaneous brushwork.