Nicolae Enea (1897 – 1960) Romanian / Moldovian

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.

Nicu Enea 1897-1960 Fair in Skoplje 1933 oil on canvas 1927
Nicu Enea 1897-1960 Fair in Skoplje 1933 oil on canvas 1927

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This lexicon is a result of my 15 years long period of researching & documenting the personalities and the artworks of the foreign painters, sculptors, illustrators, and photographers having visited different spots of the geographic territory of Macedonia, there having created works of art there over a 100-years long period i.e. between 1850-1950. Their presence and artwork in the Macedonian milieus represent a notable cultural heritage to the international linkage of the ethnic Macedonians as well as to all the ethnicities living in the picturesque territory of Macedonia and the cultures of modern-day countries spread over parts of the geographic territory of Macedonia. Witnessing the artistic contributions of the foreign artist, we are proud of their Macedonia-themed creative works and experiences. I believe that their artworks, having been inspired and created over the vast region of Macedonia, unite us all in these challenging times, and under the facts and the values of the artistic beauty.

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