Born in 1897 in Lucacesti, Bacau, dies in Bacau, Romania. Studied at the Academy of Fine Art in Bucharest under guidance of prof. G.D. Mirea but also attended the Free Academy of Painting under guidance of prof Jean Alexandru Stieradi, Gheorghe Petrascu and Anton Verona. His first exhibition is in 1925. In 1933 he had a comprehensive exhibition in the art hall “Universe” where he presented his works made in Balchik, Bulgaria. The artistic style of Enea was post-impressionistic lyricism, characterized with bright and strong colors. He mainly painted landscapes and traditional folk scenes with people. Today Nicolae Enea is considered as one of the most important Romanian painters.
In 1934 he went on a study trip to Italy and on his way back in 1938 he travelled and painted in Montenegro, Dalmatia and Macedonia. Enea visited Macedonia also before in 1933 where he stayed and worked in Balchik, Bulgaria. He stayed in Skopje and its surroundings. One painting from that period is titled “Fair in Skopje 1933” was sold by Auction house Artmark SLR Bucaresti Romania on 31st October 2012 ( lot number 2) for 4500 euro.