Rudolf Schweitzer-Cumpana (1886-1975), Romanian /German

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

Rudolf Schweitzer Cumpana 1886 1975 Macedonian Harvesters 1929 oil on canvas

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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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