Romanian painter with ethnic German origin. Born on 07.05.1886 in Pitesti, died on 17.02.1975 in Bucharest. He studied art at the Royal Art Academy in Berlin in the class of Prof Rudolf Schlabitz. After the studies, he went back to Romania in 1909 to serve his military service. Started to exhibit in Bucharest regularly since 1913. His importance and fame in the Romanian art circles grew since then.
In 1929 he made a 3-month study trip through Macedonia, Greece and Turkey. This period and his exposure to Mediterranean colors and lifestyle had permanent impact on his painting style and palette. He made around 113 oils and 27 drawings during this trip. Between the two world wars he exhibited in Paris and other European capitals. After the Second World War, he became a professor at the Romanian Art Academy in Bucharest. More information about his life and work can be found on http://rudolfschweitzercumpana.com.